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Gift Family Services with Joann DiStefano and Susan David

Essentials for Adoption-attuned Parenting* explores how parents can best relate and connect to their adopted child. Join GIFT coaches to discover tips and tools using Adoption-attuned Parenting* and build a strong foundation for your adoptive family.
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Jan 16, 2018

Hosts and coaches, Joann and Susan, discuss the challenges that adoptive families may have faced in the past year. Using Adoption-attuned Parenting (AAQ) and "Well Formed Outcomes", you can shape and improve your families' relationships in 2018. Practicing intentionality and mindfulness allows for easier repairs of tensions and conflicts within your adoptive family.      

Dec 19, 2017

Adoption Coach, Sally Ankerfelt, hosts this enlightening interview with two young adult professionals who have experienced the foster/adoption care system firsthand and are now working to improve it for others with their organization, Partnerships for Permanence (P4P). P4P is an affiliate of GIFT Family Services and is a resource for families, children and young adults. You can find P4P at GiftFamilyServices.com.          

Aug 8, 2017

In Episode 10, we focus on relationship building during the middle years, ages 7 through 12.  Through the lens of Adoption-attuned* parenting and the coaching presupposition, "every behavior has a meaning", we consider some of the challenges that may arise during these childhood years. Learn how to create a supportive space in these conscious-developing years that assists in openness and acceptance.

Jun 1, 2017

In Episode 9, we will continue our discussion relating to differences that adoptive families face before, during, and after the adoption process.  Today, our focus is centered on the adoption experience after the process in years 0 to 7, using Adoption-attuned* principles and the coaching presupposition, "the map is not the territory."  We will consider some of the challenges that may arise during your child's earliest years.   

May 1, 2017

In Episode 8, we will continue our discussion relating to differences that adoptive families face before, during and after the adoption process. Today, our focus is centered on the adoption experience during the process using Adoption-attuned* principles and the coaching presupposition, "the map is not the territory." We will consider some of the challenges that may arise from Home Study to finalization.        

Mar 30, 2017

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. 

Mar 13, 2017

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.  

Jan 24, 2017

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. 

Nov 30, 2016

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. 

Nov 16, 2016

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.  

 

 

Nov 16, 2016

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. 

Nov 16, 2016

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*.

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