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
Category Adoption Education
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?
What do you need to know to file for the adoption tax credit in April 2018 for your 2017 taxes? In this course, Josh Kroll, the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center coordinator at NACAC; and Becky Wilmoth, an enrolled agents and adoption tax credit specialist, discuss how you can make the most of the 2017 adoption tax credit
Adoptive families often want to find a therapist with adoption training or understanding of the unique issues presented by adoption. How do you find an adoption competent therapist and how important is it to find a therapist with specific training in adoption related trauma.
There are many children over 10 years old waiting to be adopted in US foster care, as well in orphanages throughout the world. Are you the family to adopt them? What special issues do families face when adopting a tween/teen