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Adoption class training?

What is it all about? How was it? How long do you take the class? We got our packet to read about adoption through the state and we are going to call a lady tomarrow about the training and what to do next...just wanted some advice and info. thanks

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 10:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2011 in Adoption

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  • I went through training because I was a foster parent open to adoption. It spoke about the legal implications of adoption, the importance of considering relationships with the birth families and upholding the heritages and cultures of the children. The problems that could arise when a child is placed or adopted, what to expect from family and siblings. How to help with bonding and attachment. Things like that. There was also a home study that included evaluating what kind of support system we had from our families and friends.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:30 PM on Nov. 21, 2011

  • We adopted through an agency and they are the ones that ran our classes...which there were also people there who were adopting through other agencies or adopting through the county. We had four days of classes...happened to be both days of the first two weekends in August 2005...and they lasted most of the day...6-8 hours with a lunch break. There was a lot of information on adoption. Legalities, PC terms, open vs closed, amount of openness, foreign vs domestic, agency vs county, infant vs older child, do's/don't's of making a profile etc., etc., etc. Tons of paperwork and brochures were given out. We had BMoms and AParents and adult Adoptees who spoke and took questions. I remember taking a survey at the beginning of the classes and then retaking it at the end and then comparing to see if anything changed and, if so, what...and then discuss why.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 11:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2011

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