Domestic Adoption: Getting Started Package

Domestic Adoption: Getting Started Package

$89.00

Our Domestic Adoption: Getting Started course bundle has a little bit of everything for the hopeful adoptive parent. These ten courses cover issues that are very common to domestic adoption situations. You’ll learn how to get ready for that all-important home study, how to prepare for and navigate an open adoption, and what issues you need to consider in a transracial adoption. There’s information on the common health issues in adoption, suggestions for preparing your adoptive parent profile, and how to prepare your children and your extended family for an adoption placement, and so much more. It’s a really comprehensive start to educating yourself for your domestic adoption.

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Our Domestic Adoption: Getting Started course bundle has a little bit of everything for the hopeful adoptive parent. These ten courses cover issues that are very common to domestic adoption situations. You’ll learn how to get ready for that all-important home study, how to prepare for and navigate an open adoption, and what issues you need to consider in a transracial adoption. There’s information on the common health issues in adoption, suggestions for preparing your adoptive parent profile, and how to prepare your children and your extended family for an adoption placement, and so much more. It’s a really comprehensive start to educating yourself for your domestic adoption.

(10) 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%.)

Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby (Dr. Lenore Goldfarb) – Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Founder of the Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada, President of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, and co-Author of Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation, explains how you can breastfeed your adopted child.

Combining Children by Birth and AdoptionCombining Kids by Birth & Adoption – How does it work out when you combine kids by birth and adoption in the same family? Does it matter if you adopt out of birth order? Does it make a difference if the adopted child is a baby, toddler, or over the age of six? In this course, Arleta James, a therapist specializing in adoption and the author of Brothers and Sisters in Adoption; and Judy Stigger, an adoption therapist, Director of Professional Relations for Adoption Learning Partners and an adoptive mom, discuss how to successfully combine children by birth and adoption and how to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

How to Prepare an Adoptive Parent ProfileCreating an Adoptive Parent Profile – Prospective adoptive parents must prepare an adoptive parent profile of themselves to submit to expectant mothers who are considering making an adoption plan for their child. What should you include, what should you leave out and how should you present it? Our guests to discuss parent profiles are Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, an adoption consultant with Independent Adoption Center (IAC), and Vickye Schultz, Vice President of Domestic Adoption for the Gladney Center for Adoption.

Domestic Adoption 101Domestic Adoption Basics – Elizabeth Swire Falker, author of The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption, talks about domestic adoption. What are the different types of domestic adoption, how much does it cost, what are the requirements and is it right for you?

Inherited Traits & Disorders – What matters most in shaping who we and who our children will be–their genes or their environment? Our guest is Dr. Danielle Posthuma, Head of the Department of Complex Trait Genetics at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research at the Neuroscience Campus in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and co-investigator for a recently released study on what twin studies have shown about nature vs. nurture.

Legal and Medical Risks in Domestic Infant Adoption – Before perspective adoptive parents can accept a match, they must weight a variety of medical and legal issues. What risks should parents consider and how do parents know if a match is right for them? In this course, James Fletcher Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina and a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1993; and Dr. Lisa Prock, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard University, discuss the legal and medical risks in domestic infant adoption.

Preparing Your Extended Family When Adopting a ChildPreparing Extended Family – Adoptive parents spend a lot of time preparing themselves for adoption, but what about their extended family?  As much as we want grandparents, aunts, and siblings to be supportive and excited about our upcoming adoption, this is not always the case.  In this course we will talk about how to help extended family understand adoption.  Our guest is Elisabeth O’Toole, author of In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption.

What to Expect in The Adoption Home StudyThe Adoption Home Study – Perspective adoptive parents dread the home study, but it is a key part of the adoption process. Why is it important, what should you expect and how does it differ by type of adoption? In this course, Susan Watson, Director of Domestic Adoption with Spence Chapin Adoption Agency, talks about what to expect during the adoption home studies.

transracial adoptionsTransracial Adoption – Transracial adoptions “works”, but what exactly can parents do to help ensure that their children will grow up happy and healthy with a well formed racial identity? Join our guests Beth Hall, Founder and Director of PACT, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color, and co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption and Natasha Sky, a multiracial woman and mother of four young multiracial children who joined her family through birth and adoption. Natasha created the MultiracialSky website, a collection of resources for multiracial families.

why consider open adoption and how to do it wellWhy Consider Open Adoption and How to do it Well – Open adoption is the norm in domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Join Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long-time researchers on the impact of openness on all members of the adoption triad, and lead researchers of the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP) as they discuss all aspects of openness in adoption.

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