Gift has a message of hope and inspiration for adoptive families — You are not alone! The distinct challenges that adoptive and foster families experience are opportunities for growing, healing, and uniting family relationships.
GIFT believes adoption influences a family throughout their lives. We challenge the cultural myth which asserts adoption is a “happily-ever-after” event that permanently and painlessly solves the problems for children, adoptive parents, and birthparents.
Gift Coaches understand adoption as a beautiful and joyful way to become a family! Both as certified professionals and adoptive parents, GIFT adoption coaches know adoption impacts each family member in unique and sometimes challenging ways. Often joy gives way to grief; extraordinary love is contrasted with unspoken feelings of fear, profound loss, and emotional pain.
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Sally Ankerfelt is a trusted guide for those considering adoption. Her non-judgmental approach allows you to ask the questions you may be afraid to ask. Sally is an adoption coach and an adoptive parent of three children. In addition to her coaching certification, she holds a Certificate of Trauma Studies from the University of Minnesota. She also is a Certified Prepare/Enrich Marital Inventory administrator including use of the Adoption Option. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and a Masters in Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Sally and her husband live in Minneapolis, MN.
“Sally is a fantastic coach. She is able to build good rapport and has extensive technical knowledge while bringing in the softer side of issues based on actual experience. I would highly recommend her.” Reggie K.
Susan David is a committed coach who understands that starting the adoption process can be overwhelming. She has a passion for walking with you from the very beginning, when the idea to adopt first enters your mind. You can turn to Susan for clear, caring answers to help you discern if adoption is for you. Susan is an adoption coach and an adoptive parent of three children. Susan is a former member of the Washington State Bar. She graduated Cardozo School of Law, has a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, is a Certified Performance Coach, a Leadership Coach, a Relationship Coach, and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. Susan and her husband live in sunny Southern California.
“Working with someone of Susan’s caliber has made coaching that much easier; her ability to listen, to reassure and encourage one, set her apart from many other coaches. An opportunity to work with her would be one of the best decisions you ever made.” Laura B.