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.
It's a sad reality that many children adopted internationally or through foster care may have suffered sexual abuse. Mary Jo Barrett, MSW gives parents insight on how to recognize signs of abuse, and how to support and teach your child.