Adoption Matters

Growing Intentional Families Together Podcast

Talking-about-Adoption-MattersADOPTION MATTERS is a vlog and podcast with real people sharing real stories and getting real about adoption from all three perspectives of the adoption triad.

Join co-hosts Kim Noeth, a birth mother, Sharon Butler-Obazee, an adoptee, and Sally Ankerfelt, an adoptive parent as they explore difficult topics and share frank conversations guided by a commitment to truth-telling and truth-seeking.

In each episode, they discuss important issues using Adoption Attuned principles to help them navigate even the most sensitive topics with grace and respect. Together, they model courageous communication, and help create a community where anxiety can be reduced, and mutual understanding can prevail.

Whether you are an adoptee, a birth parent, or adoptive parent, or a member of the adoption constellation, they are excited to share their stories, insights, and support.


The Essentials for

Adoption Attuned Parenting

Join adoption coaches Susan David and Gayle Swift as they share tips, advice, and decades of adoptive parenting wisdom. Learn how Growing Intentional Families Together’s Adoption Attuned Parenting can help make your adoption journey happier and healthier each step of the way.

Special Podcast Series

We asked folks connected to adoption to tell us what resonated with them about Mother’s Day. Then we created this special video. Their responses are heartfelt, poignant, vulnerable and brave.
   Triad Voices Reflect on Mother’s Day Hear several birth mothers, adoptees, and an adoptive dad share their heartfelt thoughts on Mother’s Day. It can be a complicated topic.

Special Podcast Series

Growing Intentional Families Together coaches are shocked and saddened by the murder of George Floyd and other people of color around our nation. We know that adoptive parents and families, many of whom are transracial, continue to contemplate how they can raise healthy children of color despite the racism, injustice, and social inequities that persist. Silence is not an option. Join our coaches as they explore with special guests the intersection of Growing Intentional Families Together’s Adoption Attuned parenting and quest for racial justice in this special series of podcasts.

Special Episode 1: explores what we as adoptive parents, would have done differently had we known what we know today

Special Episode 2: As Adoptive Parents and Adoption Coaches: What parents can do to help their children be part of the solution to racial inequities and nurture tolerance?

Special Episode 3: Special guest Lola Adebara, Founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based Partnerships for Permanence shares some insights into adoption/fostering and racial justice.

Special Episode 4: Sharon Obazee, adoption coach, adoptee, and a Black woman will discuss transracial adoption and how we can make a difference through our actions and words, and with our families & communities through a lens that looks at race and adoption.