Transformed Dreams tells of Ron and Cathy Braun's powerful experiences of infertility, IVF and overseas adoption. Combined with relevant insights from his diverse training, Ron brings comfort and practical hope to women and men struggling with infertility.
Couples are challenged to make the best decisions - not only for themselves but also for their potential child. Ron and his wife Cathy share their journey from when they were first confronted with the diagnosis of male factor infertility to adopting. Being morally opposed to IVF treatment Ron’s emotional pain and fierce desire to be a dad prompted a profound soul search. Eventually, after three and a half years of gruelling IVF treatment for Cathy, including the agony of two miscarriages, it was time to stop.
Transformed Dreams is a rich resource for couples, families, friends and professionals caring for childless couples.
About the Author
Ron and Cathy Braun were married in 1987. They have had the incredible blessing of being Jeffrey’s parents since August 2005. Jeffrey is adopted from Ethiopia.
Ron was born in Melbourne, where he and Cathy continue to reside. He studied science at Monash University. And since then has completed two master’s degrees covering areas such as theology, philosophy, marriage, family and general counselling and human development. He has had a lifelong and diverse involvement in church life including a short period as a minister.
“Although the Brauns are committed Christians, people of any religious persuasion - or none - will find value here - including the excellent and up-to-date list of resources.” Rev. Dr. Rowland Croucher, Pastor/counsellor, John Mark Ministries
“Ron and Cathy’s personal journey to parenthood is interwoven throughout the text in a way that makes for compelling, and often moving, reading. I absolutely loved this book.” Dr Catherine Hirst, Historian and Adoptive Parent
“This book is not just a ‘must read’ for anyone facing infertility, but for anyone in a supportive role, and especially for anyone in church leadership.” Nicole Conner, Associate Minister CityLife Church
“It is such a good read, even for those of us who have already travelled the IVF/adoption path—an excellent resource that I only wish had been available when we needed it.” Caroline, adoptive parent