About Lee Anne Cooper
Hi, I’m Lee Anne Cooper. I am the author of Unplowed Ground, co-founder and executive director of King’s Ranch, a mom of six, and a therapeutic parenting specialist.
I am passionate about equipping and giving hope to families and their traumatized children. I received my nurse practitioner license from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1991 and spent several years working in high risk pregnancy and the neonatal intensive care unit. It was there the Lord first began to prepare me for the lifetime calling of caring for children from trauma.
Since then, I have worked with children with compromised attachment, helping them learn to trust and attach to their forever families. While parenting our four biological children, my husband and I have welcomed countless other children in our home, up to eight at a time, all of whom suffered from histories of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, and many of whom had experienced failed adoptions. We founded King’s Ranch together in 2007 and for over twelve years now have seen childhoods restored before our very eyes. The Lord opened our hearts to share attachment-driven parenting strategies with other families in our own community through mentorship, trainings, and even our own private school. In our own home, in our own school, and in our own community is where the attachment-driven parenting techniques in Unplowed Ground were created, tested, and refined.
In addition to my medical background, the Lord has provided multiple opportunities for me to learn from experienced practitioners in the attachment and mental health world, including Matthew Bradley of Beatitude House Counseling Center, and Karyn Purvis of the TCU Institute of Child Development. Unplowed Ground is a compilation of what I have personally experienced to be the very best parenting strategies from the top experts in the field, combined with my own personal experience in the intensive care unit, in the classroom, and in the home, all wrapped in a biblical-based, Christ-centered approach.
I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Eddie for 28 years. Dr. Eddie Cooper is an orthopedic surgeon here in Northeast Arkansas and holds a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He is my best friend and cohort in working with traumatized children and helping them toward heart healing. We have six children: Claira is married to our wonderful son-in-law Judd and serves on the team here at King’s Ranch. Our son Trey and our daughter Savannah are both college students at Arkansas State, and our son Leo attends the University of Arkansas. Our two 18 year old adopted children, Jessa from Haiti and Josiah from Liberia, are entering their senior year in high school. Both of our adopted children came to us with developmental trauma and compromised attachment. They have experienced physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. To God be the glory!
I teach about attachment from a place of knowledge and experience. I’ve lived 24/7 in the trenches with children with compromised attachment and developmental trauma. I know from first-hand experience the agonizing pain and the exhilarating victory that can be yours! It is my joy to serve you.