Author Seeks To Inspire Adoptive Parents To Take On Challenging Children

Parenting a child suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, can be difficult—often, the disorder goes undetected. Lee Anne Cooper, author and director of King’s Ranch in Arkansas, seeks to change that with her new workbook, “Unplowed Ground.”

The workbook helps would-be adoptive parents work through the difficulties and rewards of raising children with RAD.

“I want to equip adoptive parents with tools that can help soften the hearts of challenging children,” Cooper said. “My prayer is that by using these tools, these children will heal and be able to attach to a loving family.”

Cooper is the co-founder and director of King’s Ranch, Hope for Children in Need. There, she works with children suffering from RAD. She says these children inspired her to write the book.

“I work with these kids every day. They’re really special children if people can take the time to understand what’s going on in their hearts.”

“Unplowed Ground: Cultivating the Soil of Your Challenging Child’s Heart”

By Lee Anne Cooper

ISBN: 978-1512790696 (softcover); 978-1512790702 (electronic)

Available at the WestBow Press Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author

Lee Anne Cooper is a wife of twenty-five years and a mother of six children. She currently serves as the co-founder and director of King’s Ranch, Hope for Children in Need in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and provides support to parents and children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Cooper helps adoptive and foster parents grow in their walk with the Lord even amid difficult times, helping them surround themselves with a supportive, skilled team, and equipping them with the tools they need to help their challenging child heal.

To learn more about Cooper and King’s Ranch, please visit

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