This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Over half a million children are waiting for a home in the US foster care system. In this course, Kathy Harrison, long time foster parent and author of Another Place at the Table, talks about what it takes to be a foster parent and how to adopt from the foster care system.
This course includes:
- What is the general picture of the foster care systems?
- Open adoption in the foster system
- Foster care vs. foster-to-adopt
- Are foster care systems receptive to foster families that want to adopt?
- How should larger families deal with the prejudice they encounter in adopting from foster care?
- How do you cope with the lack of control over what happens to the foster child in your home?
- Reimbursement rates for foster families
- The lack of respect for foster families
- How do foster children affect the family’s permanent children?
- Why is there a scarcity of foster homes?
- How do people choose to become foster parents?
- How are families and children matched in the foster-to-adopt program?
- Homeschooling foster children
- What is the risk from unstable birth families?
- Is it possible to specialize in fostering a certain type of child (children with physical handicaps, sexually abused children)?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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