How can adoptive parents evaluate the common health risk factors and know whether to accept an adoption match? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children and counseled potential adoptive parents on the likely medical needs of these adoptees.
Category Adoption Education
What is the Adoption Tax Credit and how can adoptive parents claim it on their 2018 taxes? How much is the Adoption Tax Credit and what types of adoption are covered? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Rebecca Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist
What is trauma, and how can the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) help you parent your child? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Amanda Purvis, a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, about the practical applications of TBRI and Trauma-Informed Parenting
The home study is a nerve wracking experience. What should you expect and how should you prepare for it? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, interviews Rebekah Hill, a social worker and clinical therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study Service Coordinator at Hopscotch Adoptions, about what to expect from the home study
Children who identify as LGBTQ have a harder time finding foster or adoptive parents. How can adoptive or foster parents best raise a healthy and happy LGBTQ youth? In this course, Mark Lacava, the Clinical Director of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, talks about what parents need to know to create a welcoming, safe home for LGBTQ youth
Experts all agree that it is important to talk to adopted children about adoption and their birth parents, but that’s easier said and done. In this course, Dr. Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW, & Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in LA, and Chantilly Wijayasinha MSW, MPH, and an adoption specialist at Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar, discuss how parents should talk to their children about their adoption and when that discussion should begin
How in the world does an average family pay for an infant domestic adoption or international adoption? What options are available for financing adoptions
Domestic and international adoptions are expensive. How can families raise the money needed to pay for adopting a child?
Adoption can be expensive. How can you grow your family without also growing your debt?
What do you need to know about fostering/adopting a child that may have prenatal exposure to opiates?