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Adoptive Parent Training

Adoptive Parent Training -21 hrs. required

Adopted children as a group are at high risk for attachment problems, even those adopted at a very young age. By definition, adoption separates a child from the pre-natal caregiver and the family of birth. This and later trauma, even apparently unremarkable, can leave tracks that contribute to behavior that is confusing and confounding to the adoptive family.

Early preparation and understanding of possible problems can be extremely helpful to families planning to adopt.

In Florida and many other states, adoptive parent education with emphasis on adoption issues is a prerequisite to suitability to adopt. Florida Statutes Chapter 63.092 lists adoptive parent education issues as an item to be described in the prospective adoptive family’s pre-adoption home study.

You may complete the training online.  The following is information about available online courses:

FOR THOSE ADOPTING OUT OF THE COUNTRY: (21 hours required):

  • Heartofthematterseminars.com - Because They Waited provides a 10 hour educational experience that is compatible with the new Hague regulations.
  • Hagueadoption.org - The Intercountry Adoption Journey, Hague-Compliant Training Program from National Council For Adoption - Prospective adoptive parents receive the 10 required hours of Hague-mandated training. (Certificate is received electronically)