Crossing the Border: High Costs for a New Life

Deloris Dallas' new memoir of escaping a hard life.

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This book is not about sympathy,” Dallas said. “It’s about reality, no matter where you come from, struggles happen every day.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

Liftingtheveil.org shares a statistic from a study claiming more than 28 percent of children experience abuse while in state care. This can cause lasting psychological and emotional damages.

Deloris Dallas is a survivor. After being abandoned by her parents and placed in a foster home in Jamaica at a young age, she encountered abuse and neglect. Determined to live a better life, she eventually fled her homeland to the U.S. Dallas was forced to leave everything behind including her children.

In Dallas’ memoir, “I Thought I Wouldn’t Tell It,” she shares her story of seeking a better life no matter the cost, and her struggle in bringing her children to the U.S. Dallas lives with the scars of her past but has a strong spirit.

Knowing the foster system well and the importance of supportive and stable families, Dallas opened her own foster home in 2005 that provides a safe and caring home for children.

“This book is not about sympathy,” Dallas said. “It’s about reality, no matter where you come from, struggles happen every day.”

“I Thought I Wouldn’t Tell It”
By Deloris Dallas
ISBN: 978-1-4582-1493-5
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Abbot Press

About the author
Deloris Dallas has a certification as a medical assistant. She has worked as a teacher’s assistant and operated a Jamaican restaurant with her husband. Dallas is the mother of seven children. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.


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