Open adoption is a general term that refers to contact between birth and adoptive families. Most domestic infant adoptions today encompass some degree of openness. In several states, open adoption relationships are defined and agreed upon in a legally binding contract. In other states, however, the agreement is an informal one between the parties involved, without the legal underpinnings. Ask your agency or adoption resource which laws will apply to you.
The courses in this package will help prospective adoptive parents prepare a profile for expectant parents considering adoption, understand what open adoption is (and isn't), maintain an open adoption, discuss adoption with children through the years.
This package includes 3 courses for a total of 6 credit hours
Open adoption can be a scary and difficult relationship to understand. This course will explain open adoption, will help you to understand the expectant parent and birth parent perspectives and will offer some strategies for making openness part of your everyday life.
Make the first step in connecting with expectant parents considering adoption a good one by creating a compelling profile that truly highlights who you are. If your adoption profile creatively expresses who you really are, expectant parents get a window into your life and therefore a reason to connect with you specifically.
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.
Once the package is purchased, each individual course will appear in your account. Courses can be taken in any order. After successfully completing a course and its end of course evaluation, or post test, you'll be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for that unique course.
Individual courses can't be refunded nor other courses substituted.
This package contains the following courses:
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