It’s no secret that adoption is arguably the most vivid, beautiful earthly picture of the perfect work Christ has done on the cross to rescue, redeem, and restore each of us to God. But adoption was, for Him, and is, for us, costly. At its core, it is a story of pain. Of suffering. Of loss. Of rescue.
Rescued people rescue. But children rescued from trauma suffer emotional wounds that require intensive, therapeutic care. As a child who suffers the physical trauma of a serious accident would require medical intensive care (ICU), so a child who has suffered from abuse, neglect, or abandonment requires therapeutic intensive care. Parents bringing their adopted children home dream of showering them with wonderful experiences of happiness. But the ICU is no Disney World. Children rescued from trauma need intensive care, and the unequivocal commitment of parents who are willing to provide the level of care they need to heal.
For us who have been rescued, we know the story doesn’t end there. We have a hope. We have a future. Christ rescued us for the sake of eternity, and we rescue for the long haul, too.
After the mountains of paperwork are done, after the flight home is in the memory book, Unplowed Ground is here to guide you & your child to healing.
And then, look out Disney World! Here we come!
We understand how it feels to pour your heart and soul into loving a traumatized child, only to have them push your love away. We understand showering them with love, giving them everything they’ve never had and taking them to do all the things they’ve never done, only to have it all backfire, having the opposite effect of what you intended. We understand hearing advice from well-meaning friends and family that you just need to love them enough and pray more and everything will be fine.
Unplowed Ground is different from normal parenting. We like to call it “upside down and backward” parenting, because it is therapeutic parenting that revisits the first years of life for the child who never experienced them appropriately. It is “ICU” parenting for the child who has been rescued but now needs intensive emotional care. It is the perfect balance of nurture and structure, for the child who needs to feel safe before she can feel loved.
Unplowed Ground is a holistic approach addressing the brain and the heart, as well as the spiritual aspect of healing. It combines the most effective therapeutic parenting techniques with cutting edge scientific knowledge, all wrapped in a biblically-based, Christ-centered approach.
More than a book or a training, Unplowed Ground is a partnership. When you choose Unplowed Ground, you join a community of adoptive parents who share one goal in common: Seeing our adopted sons and daughters become all that God created them to be.
Unplowed Ground is easy to implement, life-changing to see.
You can do this. We’re here to help.