Growing Intentional Families Together Offers Individualized Adoption Coaching

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.

Considering Adoption

You are curious, excited, maybe a bit nervous, and want to know more before you take the first step.

During the Adoption

Navigating paperwork, interviews, and visits. There is so much more to consider during this phase.

After the Adoption

Parenting an adoptive family is a different landscape than we had growing up. Let us help you navigate something new.

A Coaching Testimonial

“Some of the benefits I received from your coaching were thoughtful conversation … and brainstorming ideas to help me get through some difficult times … I would describe the coaching experience as relevant and thought provoking … Coaching was something I looked forward to every week. I was accountable for myself because I knew we would converse next meeting on whether or not I had followed through.”— J.K.

Adoption Coaching vs. Adoption Therapy

In our experience, we’ve found that many adoptive families feel confused or have questions about the difference between coaching and therapy. To shed some light on our approach and how we’re different from other adoption guidance providers, we’ve outlined the differences between adoption coaching and adoption therapy.

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a professional, client-focused partnership where the family or individual* is considered capable, healthy and whole, and able to achieve their goals with effective support, resources and guidance.

How is it different from therapy?

Coaching is different from therapy. Therapy concentrates on the origins of trauma, healing wounds, and processing painful experiences; it is all about action. Coaching focuses on the present and seeks to help individuals and families develop strategies to address current challenges. A reputable coach recognizes the limits of his expertise. He will refer a family to a therapist or psychiatrist when appropriate.

Coaching, as an alternative resource, remains a powerful and innovative approach to building healthy family dynamics.

A Focus on Action and the Future

As coaches with Growing Intentional Families Together, we focus on actions and the future. We illuminate opportunities, solutions and growth. We want you to feel confident and empowered to be the best parent you can be.



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