Traveling with Newly Adopted Children

Traveling with Newly Adopted Children


Traveling with kids is hard enough when you know them and they know you. How in the world do you travel with with a newly adopted child?


Intended Audience:

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%)

Course Overview:

Traveling with kids is hard enough when you know them and they know you. How in the world do you travel with a newly adopted child? How do you keep a child entertained during the plane, cab, car, bus rides that are inevitable? In this course, Brooke Randolph, a licensed mental health counselor, and founding team member MLJ Adoptions, Inc.; and Susie Doig, an adoption social worker with Holt International Adoption Agency, discuss how to make the trip home as smooth as possible.

This course includes:

  • What steps can you take before you travel, but after you meet your child that will make traveling easier?
  • How to gradually transition with your newly adopted child before you come home?
  • What questions to ask your child’s caregiver when you have the chance before you bring your child home?
  • Should you use pull-ups, if your child is already potty trained, for the trip home?
  • How long do parents have to stay in-country with their child before they travel?
  • Air travel suggestion when traveling with a newborn.
  • Air travel suggestion when traveling with a baby.
  • Air travel suggestions when traveling with a school aged child.
  • What type of electronics are best to use when traveling with kids?
  • #1 key to successful travel with children.
  • How to prepare your child for using a car seat on the ride home?

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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