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.
Whether a child joins a family through domestic adoption, international adoption, or foster care, he or she may have needs that require additional consideration. Pediatrician, author, and adoptive parent Dr. Elaine Schulte helps parents and prospective parents navigate these potential needs with strategies and tips from her book, Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents.