Couples adoption Group
Join us for a five week class for couples who have adopted children with challenges. The class will validate the sometimes devastating experiences of adoptive parenthood while offering hope, practical coping strategies and spiritual renewal for the journey ahead. The trajectory of unmet expectations, our children’s compromised beginnings and the wounds we carry conspire to stress our marriages. A compassionate look at the causes and behaviors of children with challenges better equips us for the unique differences of foster and adoptive parenting. This is not a how-to or a ten-easy-steps-to successful parenting program. It’s about real life, real couples and real struggles. It’s about relationships and community. It’s about finding hope and encouragement when adoption dreams shatter. It’s about a journey to our Father’s heart.
Paula Freeman, MSW, is an author, speaker, trainer and adoption social worker. She is the founder and former executive director of Hope’s Promise a Colorado licensed adoption agency and orphan care ministry and author of A Place I Didn’t Belong: Hope for Adoptive Moms. With over thirty years of adoption social work experience, the mother of three adopted daughters and three adopted granddaughters, Paula speaks from personal and professional experience and shares God’s redeeming plan of adoption with candor and grace. Widowed, with seven grown children and ten grandchildren, she shares her empty nest with adorable pooches Annie and Cooper. Visit her at www.paulafreeman.org or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.