There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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Adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity presents challenges families may not expect. Sharing in the wisdom and collective experiences of adopted persons and adoptive parents with transracial families, this course will help parents considering adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity than their own:
This package includes 5 courses for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Bethany Christian Services.
A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!
This package includes the courses Adopted: The Identity Project, Conspicuous Families, Finding The Missing Pieces, Open Adoption 101, and The Journey of Attachment and the recorded webinar: Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Forever Bound Adoption.
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!
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.
Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before. Social media, along with tools such as Google, can also mean that your tween or teen may be searching for information or birth relatives online. It also means she could be approached online by a birth relative…or someone posing as one. The possibilities are both exciting and terrifying.