10 Ways the Right Adoption Coach and Trainer Can Help You Create the Family of Your Dreams

Whether you’re considering adoption, in the process of adopting or parenting by adoption, the right adoption coach and trainer can offer you life-enriching benefits. Here are just 10: A really good coach and trainer can ask questions that are critical to accomplishing the results you seek. The right questions are as important as answers and […]

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Do you need some Self Time?

You shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol‘ bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC. ~Sean Covey According to Psychology Today seeking self-time can be healthy. It can also provide many benefits both physically and mentally. Some reasons why it is good […]

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Adoptive Family Success Episode #98

What If I Decide I Made the Wrong, Limiting Adoption Choice Yolanda discusses the very real and very common concern of those adopting a baby, child. She talks about why one may feel this way and what types of things, actions you can choose to do. Very much in her truth teller, relief giving way.

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Adoptive Family Success Episode #97

7 Timely Tips to Improve School Anxiety This Week! Anxiety about school and meeting expectations seems to be an epidemic for our children, and for parents! Being through this with her two now young adult children, Yolanda shares the guidelines, the tips, she came up with through years of on the job practice, successes and […]

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Different Children Different Situation

We have all heard, “why can’t I ….” or “why are you letting them…”. Children do not understand why one child may be able to do something but they can’t.  One child may have been presented with opportunities simply because of who they know, and the other child may not have received the same opportunity. […]

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Adoptive Family Success Episode #96

What If My Child Asks Me Questions I Can’t Answer! In this episode, Yolanda discusses what all parents dread, those really difficult questions from their child. As parents, we sometimes feel uncomfortable answering sensitive questions and as parents by adoption, we often don’t have the answers or we’re concerned that the answer may hurt our […]

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Adoptive Family Success #95

Learn These Topics to Gain an Amazing Parenting Year. Yolanda strongly suggests these topics that will help you in your parenting. Help you have a better relationship with your child. Help you understand your child better and as your child matures, help him understand himself better. Makes for a long term benefit.

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How Heavy Is Your Load?

This post comes from my interview with Tamara Keech. I spoke with her about self-care support for adoptive parents, foster parents and kinship care parents. Tamara works for the Alaska Center for Resource Families in Anchorage, Alaska as a family support specialist. She is the mother of sixteen children and twelve of them are adopted […]

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Adoptive Family Success Episode #94

What if My Child Is NOT Like Me. Yolanda gets real and puts some perspective, some clarity, and some transparency about this often asked question when adoption is considered. Finish this episode and feel much better about this concern.

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Adoptive Family Success Episode #93

Happy, Healthy Open Adoption Relationships with Very Involved Birth Family. Yolanda speaks from personal experience and her work with hundreds of families in open adoptions and considering open adoptions. She suggests realistic and reasonable ways for birth family and adoptive family to grow positive relationships for the health of their child and other members.

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