Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith  by Sally Ankerfelt audiobook

Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith

By Gayle Swift  and Sally Ankerfelt
Read by Sally Ankerfelt

Braided Threads Publishing 9781733659727
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Have you ever wondered what adoptees and their families need from family and faith? This book blends personal experience, expert insights, adoptee interviews, trauma research, and scriptural interpretation so The Church and the Christian community can re-envision adoption to better serve adoptees and their families. Quotations from adoptees and birth mothers enliven the book and build a deep empathy for those touched by adoption. Reimagining Adoption builds compassion for adoptees and first families. In that compassionate space lies the healing and belonging for which adoptees profoundly yearn. Reimagining Adoption examines beliefs, practices, and Scripture to attune to the needs of vulnerable children and their families and align with Christian values. It examines the historical adoption practices, reviews current practices and proposes revisions. More importantly, it lifts up the words and lived experience of adult adoptees--the true experts on adoption--and braids them with the insights of adoptive families to craft a new adoption paradigm. Readers will learn: How to become better Christian parents and more supportive faith communities How to answer tough questions and to anticipate who will pose them and why How to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices How to process the pain of birth parent loss How to validate adoptee grief and loss How to support family preservation How the radical love of Christ must reshape the way we approach adoption How first-hand adoptee/adoptive family accounts can teach us about faith and adoption How to serve vulnerable children and their families with faith, love, and understanding How to reflect the lesson of Gethsemane and bear compassionate witness to adoption complexity, grief, and loss How to use adoption attunement (AQ) strategies to help you and your faith family be a source of safety and connection for adoptees and their families

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Have you ever wondered what adoptees and their families need from family and faith? This book blends personal experience, expert insights, adoptee interviews, trauma research, and scriptural interpretation so The Church and the Christian community can re-envision adoption to better serve adoptees and their families. Quotations from adoptees and birth mothers enliven the book and build a deep empathy for those touched by adoption. Reimagining Adoption builds compassion for adoptees and first families. In that compassionate space lies the healing and belonging for which adoptees profoundly yearn.
Reimagining Adoption examines beliefs, practices, and Scripture to attune to the needs of vulnerable children and their families and align with Christian values. It examines the historical adoption practices, reviews current practices and proposes revisions. More importantly, it lifts up the words and lived experience of adult adoptees--the true experts on adoption--and braids them with the insights of adoptive families to craft a new adoption paradigm.

Readers will learn:
How to become better Christian parents and more supportive faith communities
How to answer tough questions and to anticipate who will pose them and why
How to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices
How to process the pain of birth parent loss
How to validate adoptee grief and loss
How to support family preservation
How the radical love of Christ must reshape the way we approach adoption
How first-hand adoptee/adoptive family accounts can teach us about faith and adoption
How to serve vulnerable children and their families with faith, love, and understanding
How to reflect the lesson of Gethsemane and bear compassionate witness to adoption complexity, grief, and loss
How to use adoption attunement (AQ) strategies to help you and your faith family be a source of safety and connection for adoptees and their families

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Author Bio: Sally Ankerfelt

Author Bio: Sally Ankerfelt

Gayle and her colleague Sally Ankerfelt, M. Div, co-wrote Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith which was also published in 2019 and received a gold Royal Palm Literary Award!

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Author Bio: Gayle Swift

Author Bio: Gayle Swift

Gayle H. Swift, an adoptive mother of two now-adult children, co-founder of GIFT (Growing Intentional Families Together,) a certified coach and a former foster parent is dedicated to supporting adoptees and the families who love them. A fifty-four-year survivor of ovarian cancer, she treasures the blessing of family relationships. Gayle has paraglided in Peru, hiked the citadel of Machu Picchu, trekked glaciers in Antarctica, and snorkeled the glacial melt between the tectonic plates in Iceland. But parenting proved to be the greatest adventure of her life.

She collaborated on the multi-award-winning "ABC, Adoption & Me with her daughter Casey (an adoptee.) It was re-illustrated and revised in 2019 to reflect the latest in professional understanding of the adoptive family’s journey. Check out the new version! The original version of ABC, Adoption & Me was named a Favorite Read of 2013 by Adoptive Families Magazine and several other awards. Gayle has won seven Royal Palm Literary Awards. She blogs on adoption at the GIFTfamilyservices website and reviews children’s books at her personal website GaylehSwift .

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English