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The Essentials for Adoption Attuned Parenting

The 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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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. 

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