Family Assessment Tools 

Archetypal Profiles

GIFT Family Services can provide each family member with an Archetypal Profile.

An “Archetype,” as defined by Carl Jung, is a “universal and recurring image, pattern, or motif representing a typical human experience.” It is a pattern and behavior that is part of our psyche as well as our social systems.


Archetypes are the “architects” of our life. They influence every aspect of “who we are” and influence the basic choices that we make.

Archetypal patterns are neutral until we give them meaning through our experience. This meaning can reflect within us as either positive or negative depending on our perception within our world.

According to the studies of Carolyn Myss, a renowned teacher and author, there are twelve archetypes that have had a direct influence on each individual since birth. Although four are primary and universal to everyone, eight are not. Rather, they are specific to each individual based on their experience and make-up.

Through GIFT, you can learn about your archetypal make-up. It can be a key ingredient to understanding yourself and your family members. Knowing the detailed self-portrait of each and every family member can be useful in:

  • Healing painful memories
  • Managing day-to-day life choices
  • Enhancing the quality of your life, and
  • Creating better interactions within the family

Contact GIFT to learn about the individual archetypes that make-up your life and that of your family.

Prepare/Enrich ® Assessment

GIFT is proud to offer to its clients, a pre-adoption version of the Prepare/Enrich® assessment, a customized online survey you each complete in about 30-45 minutes.  For over 30 years, the Prepare/Enrich® program has led the way in helping couples explore and strengthen their relationships with relevant, easy to use, scientifically developed relationship-building tools at every phase of the relationship life cycle.  GIFT coaches are certified Prepare/Enrich® professionals offering this innovative assessment reflecting on important relationship issues specific to adoption:

  • Adoption considerations – examine a variety of important pre-adoption issues and your readiness and commitment to the adoption process.
  • Adoption Expectations – focus on how realistic and aware you and your partner are about the natural challenges faced throughout the adoption process.
  • Adoption Parenting --  understand issues related to adopting and parenting a child while maintaining a healthy, happy couple relationship

At GIFT Family Services, we understand and support the diverse nature of adoptions and families.  Our coaches and the Prepare/Enrich® assessment present content relevant for committed partners considering adoption.

Contact GIFT to learn about more about how coaching and the Prepare/Enrich® Assessment can prepare you for adoption success!

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