international adoption courses

If you are adopting internationally, once you have settled on your country of choice, you then need to complete training requirements. Adoption Learning Partners offers courses that fulfill the requirements outlined by the Hague Treaty on Inter-country Adoption. For more information on some of the top international adoption countries, take a look at international adoption statistics from 2010.

Adoption Learning Partner's is a partner in your adoption journey, and we realize your journey is not over when you bring your child home. We're Home! Now What? was designed for families that have received a referral or have adopted in the past 6 months. Remember to take a look at other courses for adoptive families!

The following course are designed for adopting internationally

Adopting an older child presents a unique set of joy and challenges. From knowing what kind of information is important to have to anticipating potential stumbling blocks to a smooth transition, this course serves as a guide to anyone considering adopting a child older than an infant (whether internationally or from the US public welfare system).

Credit Hours: 2.0

An understanding of your child's heritage is essential to help her connect to her culture. This course is designed to introduce you to the history and people of China.

Credit Hours: 0.5

This course provides an overview of Chinese language and explains some festivals and traditions that you can incorporate into your own family.  A great resource for families anticipating an adoption from China as well as those who have already adopted from China.

Credit Hours: 0.5

An overview of the home study, family assessment and post adoption process of adopting from China. Learn more about general needs of children awaiting adoption and conditions that may affect children in China.

Credit Hours: 0.5

Adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity presents challenges families may not expect.  Share in the wisdom and collective experiences of adopted persons and adoptive parents with transracial families and learn new skills for responding to insensitive comments as well as strategies for expanding the diversity in your life.

Credit Hours: 1.5

It is natural for adopted children to grieve the life and family they never knew, no matter how old they were when adopted, how open the adoption or how happy their life with the adoptive family. This course will help adoptive parents recognize the signs of grief at different developmental stages, identify situations that may trigger grief and develop strategies to help children grieve.

Credit Hours: 2.0

Talking about adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but it should not be a one time conversation. This course gives you the tools you need to make talking about adoption part of your family's everyday life.

Credit Hours: 2.0

A Lifebook is a book created for an adopted child that tells his story, before and after adoption.  It helps children place foster care or adoption in the context of their life experiences.  This course will help you understand the purpose and importance of a Lifebook, identify situations in which it is beneficial and develop some pages of your child's Lifebook.

Credit Hours: 1.5

This course provides an overview of the common medical issues, health risks and specific conditions internationally adopted children may face. Become familiar with the medical and developmental effects of orphanage or foster care as well as the role of professionals in assessing health.

Credit Hours: 2.5

Attachment is an essential component of any healthy, happy family. Adoption, however, may present challenges to the attachment process. Designed for both first time adoptive parents and parents struggling with attachment issues with their adopted child, this course provides practical tips on how to form and sustain this important bond.

Credit Hours: 2.0

Many children available for international adoption have had experiences that will help shape their personalities. Using role playing and thought-provoking exercises, this course helps adoptive parents reconstruct – and understand - the first year of their adopted child's life with eyes wide open.

Check with your agency to determine credit. Recommendation: 4.0 hours

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Healthy Eating Habits and Beyond

Worry about nutrition and growth and the resulting power struggles are often top concerns for adoptive and foster parents.

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Ten Tips for Adoption Travel

International adoption travel is common and can be an exciting and stressful part of the adoption process. This article helps prospective adoptive parents make the most of their trip.

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