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07/24 - 08/06
This course explores what adoption is and how it differs from foster care and other permanency options. Participants will examine how adoption impacts the birth family, child, and the adoptive family. Topics include developing an understanding of the effects of trauma, grief and loss, and the role of racial and cultural diversity in adoption. Further readings and ongoing support resources are discussed.
- Recognize how the permanency goal of adoption is determined and the process by which children become legally free for adoption
- Distinguish adoption from foster care and other permanency options
- Recognize the potential impact adoption has on the birth family, the child, and other family members, and learn ways to adapt to a new family constellation
- Understand the impact of trauma caused by abuse and neglect and grief and loss on a child’s attachment, and identify realistic expectations of parenting a child in out-of-home care
- Understand the role of racial and cultural diversity in adoption
- Describe how to access support resources that an adopted child and family may need during their lifetimes