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23 percent of adopted children live with an adoptive parent 55 years or older. (National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey)

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Adopting the Older Child

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:

Downey Side Adoptions Package

This package includes the courses: Adopting the Older Child, Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, The Journey of Attachment, and the four Tough Starts courses: Brain Development Matters, Treatment Matters, Parenting Matters, and Family Matters for a total of 15 credit hours of training on topics required for Downey Side Adoptions.

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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Adoption & Identity: nature, nurture and the lifelong journey to self

Adoption & Identity: nature, nurture and the lifelong journey to self

Michelle Madrid-Branch shares her personal journey and the things that helped and hurt along the way. An adoption-competent therapist joins her with advice on what adoptive parents can do to help foster a healthy sense of self, while keeping their adopted children company along the way.

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