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Expectations and Realities: Parenting an Adopted Child with Special Needs

Is your child emotionally acting much younger than their age? Have special needs you weren't expecting? Behaviors that resemble ADHD?

You are not alone. These challenges are common for post- institutionalized children. Finding help, however, can be difficult.

Join us for a webinar featuring Martha Osborne, adopted person, adoptive mom and founder of the largest special needs adoption advocacy website, Martha will lead an "in the trenches" discussion on how parents can get connected and supported.

  • Learn how to build a plan to manage undiagnosed special needs
  • Consider new, outside the box suggestions on how to address unexpected cognitive and emotional delays
  • Understand how proactive parenting can help

The National Lekotek Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides an array of services to improve the lives of children with special needs through the utilization of toys and play. Learn more about their Family Play Sessions and Toy Lending Library.

This webinar was offered live January 17, 2013. Once purchased, you will launch the recorded webinar from the link in your account page.

PLEASE NOTE: Your certificate will be available upon successful completion of a post test. The audio for the recorded webinar can be heard through your computer speakers. We recommend external speakers or headphones. There are no refunds or exchanges for the webinar once you have purchased it.
Expectations and Realities: Parenting an Adopted Child with Special Needs
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Martha Osborne

Martha created Adoption Advocacy website in 1996 with the purpose of finding homes for children labeled "special needs". Martha is herself an adoptee and the mother of 5 children through adoption. Since its conception RainbowKids has grown into a trusted on-line advocacy force for international children needing families. Networking with over 70 adoption agencies and numberous advocacy groups and humanitatian organizations that share the same vision, RainbowKids has assisted over 11,000 children in finding their way home.


Joint Council on International Children's Services

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Expectations vs. Realities Webinar Presentation

Download Martha Osborne's presentation on the expectations vs. realities of parenting and adopted child with special need.

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Expectation vs. Realities Resource List

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