courses for prospective adoptive parents

The goal of Adoption Learning Partners is to complement the adoption information and resources provided by your adoption agency. Our online courses will help you make informed decisions and prepare you for the exciting journey ahead. As you begin your journey, there are many things to consider and decisions to be made. We understand these initial questions can be overwhelming and are here to help.

If you are interested in international adoption, you'll need to determine which country best suits your needs, and familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Hague Treaty on International Adoption. ALP offers courses in line with Hague requirements.
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If you decide to adopt from within the United States, you will need to determine if you want to adopt a newborn or an older child, whether to work with a private agency or foster care, and how to incorporate openness.
Learn more about courses for domestic adoption

ALP offers lifelong support. The courses that help you prepare to become an adoptive family will be available to you as a resource throughout your entire journey. Our courses and ongoing webinar series also support your family after you have adopted.

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Social Media and the Adopted Child

Thursday March 22, 2018
8:00 PM Central Time
Social Media and the Adopted Child

Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before. Social media, along with tools such as Google, can also mean that your tween or teen may be searching for information or birth relatives online. It also means she could be approached online by a birth relativeā€¦or someone posing as one. The possibilities are both exciting and terrifying.

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How to Lobby Your Employer for Adoption Benefits

For many prospective adoptive parents, lack of employee adoption benefits can put adoption financially out of reach. This article provides helpful strategies and tools to help adoptive families begin a discussion with their employer about adoption benefits.

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