Domestic Adoption: Adoptive Parenting at the Very Beginning Package

Domestic Adoption: Adoptive Parenting at the Very Beginning Package

$55.00

Every parent wants to do adoptive parenting just “right.” While there is rarely just one “right” way to do it, this package of courses is designed to help you get off on the right foot with your newly adopted child. The information will help you focus on building a solid foundation for your family to grow. There is sound advice here on sleeping issues, forming healthy attachments, creative ideas for helping your child transition into your home, and support for helping your child process and talk about their adoption experience. This is a course bundle that you can come back to for refreshing and support often during your parenting years.

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Every parent wants to do adoptive parenting just “right.” While there is rarely just one “right” way to do it, this package of courses is designed to help you get off on the right foot with your newly adopted child. The information will help you focus on building a solid foundation for your family to grow. There is sound advice here on sleeping issues, forming healthy attachments, creative ideas for helping your child transition into your home, and support for helping your child process and talk about their adoption experience. This is a course bundle that you can come back to for refreshing and support often during your parenting years.

(5) 1-Hour Online Audio Courses (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%.) 

Transitioning Home (Karen Foli) – The adoption process is often a long one, and people spend more time talking about getting your child home than what happens immediately afterwards. In this course, Karen Foli, author of The Post-Adoption Blues, talks about the early transition time for child and parent after an adoption, the signs and symptoms of post-adoption depression, who is at risk, and what works to help the parent and family.

Getting Your Kids to SleepGetting Your Kids to Sleep and Keeping Them There (Mary Sheedy Kurcinka) – Getting your kids to sleep is an important issue for all parents, but many families struggle to establish healthy sleep habits.  In this course, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, the author of Sleepless in America, talks about how much sleep children need, the signs of sleep deprivation and how to establish a bedtime routine that works for both the parents and child.

developing attachmentDeveloping Attachment in Adoptive Families (Deborah Gray) – Creating healthy attachment within the entire family is a pressing concern for adoptive parents.  What are common attachment issues and how can parents solve them?  In this course, Deborah Gray, author of two of the seminal books on attachment parenting and bonding in adoption, Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma and Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, discusses how to form attachment in adoptive families.

how children process adoption at different agesHow Children Process Adoption at Different Ages – As children grow and mature, their ability to process and comprehend things also changes.  Therefore, parents must continuously change how they discuss adoption with their children.  In this course, Ellen Singer, adoption therapist and educator with the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), talks about how children process adoption at different stages of development and what parents can do to help.

Talking with Young Children About Adoption and Birth Parents – 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.

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