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.
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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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Overwhelmed for the Holidays: An Adoptive Parent's Guide to Navigating the Holidays

Overwhelmed for the Holidays: An Adoptive Parent's Guide to Navigating the Holidays

Traveling, family gatherings, holiday foods and music are all special parts of celebrating the holidays. But for many children, especially those with sensory sensitivities or who may have only recently come into their adoptive home, the frenzy of the holidays can push them beyond their ability to cope. This webinar will help you understand your child's capacity to cope and help them regulate behaviors.

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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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