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.
at 11:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2011