Welcome to The Connecting Space!

The Connecting Space was born from one mom’s desire to heal her adopted sons from their early history. Through the course of many years, this mom learned that connected parenting using biblical principles offered the greatest hope.

This journey increased her education on the effects of trauma on the developing child, brought her new skills and techniques to decrease trauma- behaviors in her sons, but most importantly increased her capacity for empathy for her son’s stories and her own.

The Connecting Space offers support for families like hers who are caregiving children from hard places. We offer family-based intervention and support that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect.


  • “How do I start to make inroads into my child’s behavior?”
  • “How do I show my child that he/she is safe when they are mad all the time?”
  • “How do I nurture my child when he/she pushes me away?”
  • “How do I find support for myself, as I learn to support my child?”
  • “How do I do this one more day?”
  • Is God in this with me?

Please explore this site to learn how we can support you and your family. 

The journey from orphanhood to experiencing the power and healing of a family is enriched when your child and you have supports you need to travel this path. You are the driving force God uses to lovingly guide your child to undergo a change in status from orphan to son or daughter. We’re here to empower you to do that.

The Connecting Space is also for the child in each of us, the one who longs for a touch from the Father to help us recognize that we, too, are no longer spiritual orphans. Every day we can cry out Abba, Father! And we, also, can embrace our change in spiritual status.

“For you have not received a spirit of bondage again to fear,

but you have received the Spirit of divine adoption as sons,

by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

(Romans 8:15)

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