The process for international adoption changed significantly with the April 1, 2008 U.S. implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention. This international treaty has been signed by approximately 75 countries. It is designed to protect the interests of all parties in adoption and to prevent the abduction or sale of children.
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A fear they will not be able to maintain connections with their birth families and their past may cause a teen to react negatively to an adoptive family.
Created by the Family Connections Project through Adoptions Unlimited, Inc., this course will help child welfare professionals:
Please note: No certificate of completion is available for this course.
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.