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.
Learn more about courses for international adoption
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.
Join moderator Leah Bloom, LMFT, a faculty member at the Chicago Center For Family Health and an adult internationally adopted person, as she leads our panel through a discussion about the intricacies of identity formation within an adopted individual. Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids and a domestically adopted individual will be one of four people sharing personal experiences and insights into growing up adopted.
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.