Adoption Attunement: The Key to Connecting to Your Adopted Child

Adoptive parenting requires a nuanced approach that recognizes adoption complexity, grief, and loss. Parents will need all their intelligence: (IQ Intellectual, EQ (Emotional), and AQ (Adoption Attuned). This course will teach you fifteen elements of Adoption Attunement, the key to forging strong, resilient family bonds. You will achieve an enhanced level of family attunement that includes adoption competence and also transcends it. As you master these elements you will build a resilient connection with your child and meet their needs with empathy, intention, and purpose.

15 lessons
1h 46m
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About the author

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Gayle Swift is a co-founder of GIFT (Growing Intentional Families Together), an adoption coach, and an adoptive parent. She writes both the GIFT blog and a children’s book blog (Writing to Connect) that reviews general-interest books through an Adoption Attuned lens. Gayle's articles have been featured on,, Portrait of Adoption, and more. Her award-winning books support adoptive families in their quest to be their best.

Joann DiStefano, BA, JD, MLS, CPC, MCNLP, is also a co-founder of GIFT, an adoption coach, and an adoptive parent. After parenting two adopted children with challenges, Joann has come to recognize that becoming aware of her own unresolved issues and patterns has helped her in being a better mother to her children. With her certifications and training, Joann has learned how to help families with techniques that can assist them in becoming aware of their patterns and unresolved issues for stronger connections and attunement.