FAQs


What is coaching?

A process to help you move from discouragement to encouragement.

A myriad of uncertainties surround adoption and subsequently parenting. This creates unease. However, through working together, you will take control of those worries by first acknowledging them, and then creating action steps to mitigate them. I will challenge you to unearth new strategies, always moving you forward in pursuit of your dreams.

*Coaching is not therapy.


WHY EMPOWERMENT?

Because life is an experience of your own creation.

I know first hand the rollercoaster that is adoption. I understand the ethical and emotional hurdles that accompany it.

Now, what if I told you that your obstacles are really the stepping stones to your future! I’ll help you embrace this shift in thinking, discover renewed confidence and begin to set more purposeful intentions for yourself and your family.


What are the benefits?

Clients can experience any or all of the following:

  • Safe space to gain perspective.

  • Clarity about what you want and how you can get it.

  • Personal awareness of where you are now and where you want to be.

  • Elimination of limiting beliefs.

  • Accountability in the pursuit of your goals.

  • Increased confidence from overcoming obstacles and insecurities.

  • Positive results due to the support, encouragement and motivation into action.

consider your current path.

Now imagine the possibilities…

*Coaching offered worldwide by phone or video conference.


What are common focus areas?

Hopeful parents:

  • Is adoption the right choice for me?

  • I’m transitioning from an infertility journey to an adoption journey.

  • I feel frustrated and lost in the process.

  • I’m having trouble saying no to situations because I’m afraid it will delay our chances of being matched.

  • I’m consumed by adoption and having difficulty maintaining my everyday life.

  • I’m unsure about open adoption and afraid to commit to it.

  • I’m discouraged by the expense.

  • I’m heartbroken because our expectant mother changed her mind.

  • I’m not seeing eye to eye with my partner about certain aspects of adoption.

  • I’m beginning to lose hope?

current parents:

  • I have lost myself in parenting my child

  • I need strategies and resources to work through adoption related topics with my child.

  • I unintentionally overshare my child's birth story to strangers and then regret it.

  • I walk on eggshells around the subject of adoption and I don’t know why.

  • I want more tools to educate those around me about adoption.

  • I’m overwhelmed in my new role as parent and need help with time management.

  • I need to set boundaries with my birth family but am unsure how.

  • I’m stressed because of legal issues to my child’s adoption.

  • I experience mom shaming or feel insecure for not breastfeeding, not giving birth, not having a post pregnancy body...

  • I’m getting a divorce and had envisioned giving my child the “perfect” family

  • I’m caught off guard and unprepared every time someone says: 

    1. Your child is so lucky!

    2. What happened to his real mom?

    3. Why did she give him up?

    4. Where does the curly hair/green eyes come from?

    5. Does he know he’s adopted?

    1. I can see the resemblance. [Don’t overthink it. A genuine thank you will do!]


Experience if coaching is a good fit for you.


Giving Back

The Adoption Life donates 10% of all proceeds to the charity Together We Rise - an organization dedicated to making the foster care experience better for all 500,000 children going through it.