Meet Our Coaches

When it comes to adoption, our professional certified coaches have been there, and lived that. Their passion is supporting families through the questions, paperwork, interviews, and all of the relationship twists and turns that an adoptive family experiences.

You don't have to do it alone.
  • Sally Ankerfelt

    Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC, Founding Member
    Co-founder, GIFT Family Services, LLC
    Founder and Owner, Renew Family Coaching

    Adoptive Parent, Adoption Coach and Consultant

    Sally is an energetic, committed professional coach. She has over 20 years of personal adoption experience including international, transracial, and older child adoptions.

    Sally brings with her an open, down-to-earth style that affirms the gifts of each person as well as the unique gifts of each family.

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  • Susan David

    Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC, Founding Member
    Co-founder, GIFT Family Services, LLC
    Owner and Founder, Select Destiny Coaching

    Adoptive Parent, Adoption Coach and Consultant

    Susan is a certified performance and relationship coach. Informed by a wide variety of life experience, she embraces nearly 30 years of personal adoption experience including international, trans-racial, and domestic adoptions.

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  • Gayle Swift

    Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC, Founding Member
    Co-founder, GIFT Family Services, LLC
    President, Coaching Pathways

    Adoptive Parent, Adoption Coach and Consultant, Author

    Gayle is a certified coach, Adoptee Rights activist, and an award-winning author.

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  • Sharon Butler-Obazee

    Growing Intentional Families Together, LLC, Founding Member
    Founder and Owner, Coaching to Impact

    Adoptee, Adoption Coach and Consultant

    Sharon motivates and inspires connection and communication to those that are living the process of adoption. As an adoptee, Sharon genuinely understands the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that families experience as newly formed unions. With intense passion and knowledge Sharon guides parents through a beautifully thoughtful and comprehensive cycle of training phases

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