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The average age for the children in foster care was 9.7 years. Average length of stay in foster care was 27.2 months. The largest percentage of children (47 percent) were in a nonrelative foster family home. Forty-nine percent had a case goal of reunification. 123,000 were awaiting adoption, down from 132,000 in FY 2007. (Children's Bureau AFCARS report, Fiscal Year 2008)

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Adopting the Older Child

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).

Adoptive families will learn to:

  • Consider their own expectations
  • Understand the importance of their child's history
  • Develop strategies for integrating an older child into the existing family unit
  • Identify the challenges specific to older adopted children
  • Understand when and where to seek assistance

This product is part of the following packages:

Hague Package - China Edition

This package includes 8 courses for a total of 12 credit hours of training on topics required for adoption from China by the Hague Convention.  22% discount when you purchase as a package!

Hague Package

This package includes 5 courses for a total of 10 credit hours of training on topics required for international adoption by the Hague Convention.  17% discount when you purchase as a package.

Adopting the Older Child
Credit Hours: 2.0
$35.00
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Tired Of Timeouts

Thursday September 4, 2014
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Tired Of Timeouts

Traditional discipline methods can be ineffective and even potentially damaging for adopted children - children who have experienced loss. Learn how to correct behavior while focusing on keeping a strong connection with your child.

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