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.
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Adopting an older child presents a unique set of joy and challenges. From knowing what kind of information is important to have to anticipating potential stumbling blocks to a smooth transition, this course serves as a guide to anyone considering adopting a child older than an infant (whether internationally or from the US public welfare system).
Adoptive families will learn to:
This package includes the courses: Adopting the Older Child, Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, The Journey of Attachment, and the four Tough Starts courses: Brain Development Matters, Treatment Matters, Parenting Matters, and Family Matters for a total of 15 credit hours of training on topics required for Downey Side Adoptions.
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.
Adoptive parent and lactation consultant Alyssa Schnell helps parents and prospective parents navigate the world of infant feeding. Adoptive parents are not limited to formula and bottles. And if neither formula nor breastfeeding quite fit, let us help you find other options.