Blended Hearts Broken Promises chronicles the true story of one family’s choice to strategically select a family to parent and care for their child through open adoption. Although told by the agency that open adoption isn’t legally recognized in her state, they were given verbal promises of an open adoption that would ideally blend together the birth family and the adoptive family to raise the child with healthy, caring relationships. But the promises made to the birth family were soon broken. They found themselves misled and betrayed. With nowhere left to turn except to God, they drew strength from their faith in the promises of His Word, while holding on to the hope that one day their two families would blend together through the shared love for a child. In this book, author L.J. Kats submits hope for working through the complex issues associated with open adoption and gives an account of the real side of relinquishment for the birth family. She confronts heart issues and essential questions that all family members need to consider before making the decision to enter into an open adoption. Whether you are faced with the decision of giving up a child for open adoption or you are in the beginning stages of becoming open adoptive parents, Blended Hearts Broken Promises is a must read.
About the author
Linda is a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She holds her bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University in education. She also holds a second master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations with a counseling emphasis and she holds a license in professional counseling (LPC).
Linda also holds her board certification as a National Certified Counselor. In 1989 she also graduated from Victory Bible Institute. She has written a book on adoption called, Blended Hearts Broken Promises and has authored several audio series on various life improvement issues. Linda works full time as a counselor. She is a private pilot and enjoys running and Bible study. She is an entrepreneurial spirit and owns several different real estate and business entities. She currently manages Breakthrough Counseling and has a limited private practice.
She lives with her husband in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.
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