Gayle H. Swift

An adoptive mother of two now-adult children, Gayle is a certified coach, co-founder of Growing Intentional Families Together, an award-winning author, former teacher and foster parent. A forty-eight-year survivor of ovarian cancer, she believes in the joy of the present moment and the blessing of family relationships. Gayle has zip-lined in Costa Rica, Para-glided in Peru, hiked the citadel of Machu Picchu, and trekked the Mendinhall glacier in Alaska. But parenting proved to be the greatest adventure of her life. She collaborated on ABC, Adoption & Me: A Multicultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families with her daughter Casey and trusts that it will support adoptees and the families who love them.

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