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Adopting a Toddler: Easing the Transition and Connecting with Your Child

Adopting a toddler comes with a unique set of joys and challenges.  The focus of this training is to address potential issues related to toddler adoption.  You will be provided with tools to ease your child's transition and suggestions on how to create a strong bond and attachment within your new family.  The training includes tools for communicating with toddlers that do not yet understand English, working towards connection in the first days and weeks of placement, and guidance to help address common challenges of children who have experienced unstable environments.  This training is appropriate for domestic and international adoption as the bulk of the information focuses on connection and bonding with your child.  Please contact Alisha Wolf at (410) 402-1121 or awolf@adoptionstogether.org for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5750 Executive Drive, Suite 107
Baltimore, MD 21228
Fee: $35/Person  

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Adoptions Together strengthens family systems through specialized parent education, training, and support

At Adoptions Together, we recognize that families are formed in many ways and that raising a healthy family requires careful preparation and ongoing support.  Being a parent, no matter the circumstances, can at times be overwhelming and difficult, yet also highly gratifying.  We are committed to providing quality parent training and adoption education to adoptive families, complex blended families, as well as families formed through foster care and kinship care. Adoption education and parent training is designed to ensure that parents are better prepared to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of parenting.

Adoptions Together offers adoption education and parent training on a wide range of topics that address the unique needs of adoptive, blended, foster and kinship care families.  Seminars and workshops cover topics such as attachment and trauma, grief and loss, parenting a teen, talking to children about adoption, navigating the birthparent relationship, managing challenging behaviors, and transracial adoption.

Adoption education and parent training is an investment in the health and well-being of your family. The more informed and prepared you are, the more confident and successful you will be as you navigate the journey of parenthood. No matter what issues arise, you can be confident that Adoptions Together is committed to providing specialized parent training, adoption education, and post-placement support that will meet your needs and address your concerns. We continue to work with you through finalization and beyond, providing classes and seminars that support you every step of the way.

Affordable, Convenient, and Easily Accessible Parent Training and Adoption Education

At Adoptions Together, we understand that families have many competing demands, and it is not always practical or feasible to attend a seminar in a classroom setting. In order to be useful and effective, parents must be able to access information and support when they need it most. We strive to make parent training affordable, convenient, and easily accessible by offering in person, online, and on-demand options for parent training and adoption education.

Parent Training in the Classroom

While many seminars can be taught online, we recognize that some families prefer the opportunity to interact face to face, and there is some subject matter that can be better addressed in person. Adoptions Together offers many in-person seminars throughout the year that provide a solid foundation and introduction to issues related to international and domestic adoption. These parent training courses are typically held in our Virginia and Maryland offices and are continuously listed on our Events Calendar.

Parent Training Online

Online parent training affords parents the opportunity to attend classes and enhance their knowledge and skills from the comfort of home – or from any location, for that matter.  Adoption education and parent training courses on a wide range of topics are offered in the evenings and are facilitated by knowledgeable and caring professionals with expertise in the subject matter. The interactive online learning environment allows for the exchange of information and ideas between the instructor and participants.

Parent Training On Demand

For those who are unable to attend in-person classes or live webinars, Adoptions Together offers a comprehensive resource library of on-demand courses that parents can access at any time, from any location.  This library allows busy parents to enhance their knowledge and complete training requirements at their convenience.

A variety of adoption education and parent training courses are currently available for download at a nominal fee, with new courses added on a regular basis. For more information on adoption education and parent training, check our Events Calendar. New courses are added frequently, so if you do not see what you are looking for, visit our website again soon!