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%)
International adoptive parents are encouraged to take their children back to their birth country for a visit one day. What is the reality of homeland tours for the children and their families? Is it always a good idea? In this course, Dr. Iris Ponte and Debra Jacobs, the authors of From Home to Homeland, talk about the best way to take your adopted child on a homeland tour.
This course includes:
- Conflict between what parents and child expect from these homeland tours.
- What age is “best” for taking your child back to visit the country of his birth?
- What factors to consider when deciding when to do adoption travel?
- Visiting your child’s birth country with a group vs. as independent travel.
- What type of preparation should you do before you take your internationally adopted child on a heritage tour?
- Should you take your adopted child back to visit her foster family, orphanage, or child welfare institution?
- What factors should you consider before visiting the orphanage or foster family with your child?
- Should you be concerned if you are bringing two children on a homeland tour and there is the possibility of different receptions and responses from their orphanage, child welfare institution, or foster family?
- Should you take your adopted child back to their “finding place” or place where they were abandoned or left?
- What factors should you consider when searching for birth families on motherland tours?
- Should parents initiate a birth mother search when their children are young?
- How does a search of birth family affect the homeland tour?
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