Empowered To Connect


The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has helped countless adoptive and foster parents better connect with their children as they seek to love and care for them in a way that honors God.

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Read what Christian parents and ministry leaders are saying about this book and Dr. Purvis’ work…

“Dr. Karyn Purvis has dedicated her life to helping children from ‘hard places.’ Her loving and nurturing approach together with her research-based interventions produce amazing results. I have seen the lives of adoptive families transformed by applying the insights and practical tools that Dr. Purvis lays out in The Connected Child.”

Dwain Gullion – President, Abba Fund

“When we heard Dr. Purvis speak for the first time we felt so overwhelmed with emotion. I thought to myself, ‘Finally someone understands what we have been going through.’ She described our daughter, whom she had never met, perfectly. I thank God everyday for her insight, research and commitment to helping families like ours.”

Greg & Tracey Fields – Pastor and Adoptive Parents

“Dr. Karyn Purvis’ resources are unique in bringing help and healing to children touched by adoption and foster care. She has a special and effective way of bringing compassion to the children by equipping parents with tangible and practical methods to create stronger bonds and more nurturing relationships and connections with their children. Amongst the many challenges of adoption, Karyn brings hope – empowering adoptive families to thrive!”

Andy Lehman – Vice President, Lifesong for Orphans and Board Member, Christian Alliance for Orphans

“Dr. Purvis addresses so many concerns that we, as both Christians and adoptive parents, have about raising our children. Her practical approach to loving our children where they are is exactly what we and they need.”

Ryan & Kayla North – Adoptive and Foster Parents