Gayle Swift shares her amazing adoption journey on this Adoption Perspectives. An adoptive mother of two now-adult children and a former foster parent, Gayle H. Swift is also a certified coach, co-founder of GIFT (Growing Intentional Families Together), an NLP practitioner, former teacher, and former newsletter editor. A forty-eight-year survivor of ovarian cancer, she believes in the joy of the present moment and the blessing of family relationships. In her travels with her family, Gayle has zip-lined in Costa Rica, Paraglided in Peru, hiked to the Sun Gate above the citadel of Machu Picchu, and trekked the Mendinhall glacier in Alaska but parenting proved to be the greatest adventure of her life.
Check out, “Writing to Connect,” the blog she co-writes for GIFT Family Services with her daughter, Casey. “Writing to Connect” is archived at on their website. It features book reviews written through an adoption-attuned lens. Their multi-award-winning book, ABC, Adoption & Me: a Multicultural Picture Book is available as a paperback, hardcover and e-book in local book stores and on line. Adoptive Families Magazine named it a Favorite Read in 2013.