Episode 7 begins a 4 part series discussing some of the differences that set an adoptive family apart from a biological family before, during, and after adoption. In this Episode, using Adoption-attunement* principles, GIFT adoption coaches, Joann DiStefano and Susan David look at what you might contemplate before you even embark on the adoption journey.
In Episode 6, learn firsthand the technique of storytelling, how it can help your child understand their adoption experience, and assist you, the parent, in gaining a new perspective and possibly a more connected relationship with your child.
In Episode 5, you will hear an adoptive parent's experience of her children's journey as they search and reunite. Today, discover how adoption's gains and losses played out in in this family's reality.
In Episode 4, we continue exploring “the maps of reality" and how your experiences define your “map.” Each person in the Adoption Triad has experienced different gains and losses. Today we will focus on the adopted child and explore a few factors – prenatal and beyond - that could influence an adoptee’s life.
In Episode two, learn about “the maps” of reality and how your experiences define your “map.” Each person in the Adoption Triad has experienced different gains and losses. Today, we will focus on the adoptive parent and explore the various reasons for adopting. Become aware of the changing nature of the gains and losses in the decision to adopt and how it can play out in your life.
In Episode #3 we continue exploring “the map” of reality and how some “maps of reality” can never be fully perceived or understood by us, the adoptive parent. Each person in the Adoption Triad has experienced different gains and losses. Today, we will focus on the birthparents and explore how difficult it is for adoptive parents to truly understand their reality.
In Episode 1, meet your hosts and coaches. Learn more about coaching and how it can help you meet the challenges that may arise within your adopted family. Begin building a strong foundation using intentional Adoption-attuned Parenting*.