Thursday, April 18, 2019

Replanted Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families Review

Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families
By Jenn Ranter Hook Joshua N. Hook Mike Berry

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.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I like the way the book is laid out and each section helps to nurture a growing foster family.  The book outlines so many real truths and adds great knowledge for any level of parenting.   I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn, spread the tips and create a great family support during the times of adoption or foster parenting. 

About Jenn Ratner Hook

Jenn Ranter Hook, M.A., is the founder of Replanted, a ministry that empowers the church to support adoptive and foster families. She speaks frequently on topics related to adoption and foster care support. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Joshua. For more information, visit

About Joshua N. Hook

Joshua N. Hook, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. He resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Jenn. For more information, visit

About Mike Berry

Mike Berry has been married to his wife Kristin for 19 years, and they have been parents for 16. All eight of their children are adopted, and they have fostered 23 children altogether. Mike hosts the popular blog “Confessions of an Adoptive Parent.” For more information, visit

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