After you've formed your family through adoption, there are still areas where additional learning and support may be needed. Parenting in general can be challenging, and parenting adopted children adds another layer of complexity. It is important to understand the impact that adoption has on both you and your child and how it changes throughout your child's lifetime.
Adoption Learning Partners offers courses for families parenting adopted children to learn how to sort through issues and learn new skills. Our courses address topics like talking to your child about adoption, helping your child cope with feelings of grief and loss, and answering questions about your child's heritage and background with sensitivity and respect.
Our panel - an adopted person, a birth mom and an adoptive mom - reflects back on their own experiences with adoption and pose questions to each other giving adoptive parents insight into the thoughts and feelings of each member of the triad.
Sharing their personal stories, and asking challenging questions of each other, offers an understanding of different experiences to parents who may not be able to ask such questions in their own adoption relationships.