Welcome to The Connecting Space. You are here because someone told you that it is a place to get support and information on parenting the adopted and foster child who comes from abuse and neglect backgrounds. And that is absolutely correct. I am sure your heart’s cry is  if only my child, born to another mother,  would know that now, they are loved, safe and cared for! But for many of our children, an internal struggle rages daily within them as they carry the whispers of past harm, neglect, and loss. No one was there for me when I needed them the most. Why should I believe now?

This website is the initial jumping in point for parents and caregivers who are asking questions like:

“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?”

The Connecting Space is a ministry designed to help with these answers, taking our children from orphan hood to experiencing the power and healing of a family. The aim is to help support you as you lovingly guide your child to an experienced change in status from orphan to son or daughter.

But this ministry 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, too, 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)

Welcome to The Connecting Space. Let’s heal, together.