Authors: Jenn Ranter Hook, Joshua N. Hook, Mike Berry
Publisher: Templeton Press
Length: 280 pages
Many people embark on the journey of adoption and foster care but are unprepared for the challenges that await them along the way. Replanted takes an honest look at the joys and hardships that come with choosing this journey and provides a model of faith-based support made up of three parts to help families thrive: Soil, Sunlight, and Water.
- Soil, or emotional support, addresses the need for grace-filled settings where families can connect with other families who understand their experience.
- Sunlight, or informational support, focuses on obtaining helpful training to raise children who may have unique needs or challenges.
- Water, or tangible support, deals with concrete resources such as medical care, child care, and financial support.
Throughout the book, the Replanted model is brought to life by stories and examples based on the clinical work and personal experiences of the authors. Their candid insight will serve families who are actively involved in adoption or foster care, as well as people who are eager to help support those families.
Replanted affirms that with the right support system in place, parents can answer this sacred call not only with open hearts but also with their eyes wide open.