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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 Growing Intentional Families Together Coaches to discover tips and tools using Adoption Attuned Parenting and build a strong foundation for your adoptive family.
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Now displaying: January, 2022
Jan 19, 2022

Join adoption coaches and parents, Susan David and Gayle Swift as they  host special guest, adoption coach and consultant, and adoptee, Sharon Butler-Obazee.  They'll be discussing ideas for making your new year's parenting resolutions Adoption attuned and child centric. Make resolutions that are solid for 2022 and beyond. 

Ms. Obazee is a well-trained and experienced coach with lived understanding of the adoption experience. She recently joined Susan and Gayle as adoption coach and consultant at Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC and brings to adoptive and prospective adoptive families her unique perspective.  You may also find Sharon at Coaching to Impact .

Growing Intentional Families Together’s Adoption Attunement Intelligence (“AQ”) framework encourages adoptive parents to

*Operate with a child-centric focus

*Follow ethical practices

*Acknowledge the grief and loss issues of all members in the adoption constellation

*Understand the attachment process

*Respect birth parents and first families

*Recognize adoption as a family experience

*Honor a child’s need to know and connect with their birth family

*Integrate a child’s birth heritage

*Remember a child’s story belongs to them

*Model, teach, and hold healthy boundaries

*Use sound adoption language

*Embrace, when appropriate, moments to enlighten family, friends, teachers, and faith communities about adoption

*Encourage playfulness and good humor as a family value

*Nurture and value a child’s innate talents and encourage them to be themselves

*Recognize the Seven Core Issues of Adoption

*Adoptive parenting is different from bio parenting and incudes unique responsibilities and challenges

 

 

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