Symbibazō Family Support

Symbibazō Connected Parenting of Miriam's Heart is devoted to mentoring parents via the Trust Based Relational Intervention parenting style developed by TCU-Institute of Child Development and Empowered to Connect. Realizing that all of us have a great need for connection and communion, fellowship with a Sovereign God and each other; our goal is to support the families of Miriam's Heart through mentoring, networking, fellowship and edification and to rally them to heal and connect with their children. We offer these resources regardless of church or organizational affiliation. 


Miriam's Heart is focused on pre and post-placement training for adoptive and foster parents. Our parent trainers, Russ & Allison Highton have completed the ETC Train the Trainer Parent Training, and offer ongoing training throughout the year. 

Addionally, we have two volunteer TCU-Instritute of Child Development Practitioners that work with our families! 


Miriam's Heart has compiled a list of resources and information for the families we serve. Many of the resources listed are required reading for the Empowered to Connect parent training.


Miriam's Heart facilitates both the Blend (located at Zarephath Christian Church) and the Blend @ Bethlehem Church. Both groups meet regularly. For more information or to become connected with either Blend group, email


Miriam's Heart offers mentoring for families interested in adoption and/foster care. We offer this through the Adoption & Foster Care 101 classes (offered twice each year) and also on a one-on-one basis. 

ETC Conference & Simulcast

The Empowered to Connect (ETC) Conference is a two-day conference for pre or post-adoptive or foster families and professionals that is designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God intended for them to be. This conference is IDEAL for pastors, children's ministry leaders, educators, social workers and parents!