Special Needs Pre-Adoptive Training
"The speakers all did a tremendous job presenting the material and also allowing those in the group to express their opinions and experiences..."
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"We took so much home out of this training! We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to attend..."
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This class is a four-day series and is offered to help prospective parents become better prepared to adopt children with special needs. Its training fulfills a Oregon DHS requirement for adopting children in state care and is open to all families pursuing adoption of a child or children from foster care.
- Foster Care vs. Adoption
- Separation and Loss
- Child Development
- Adopting the Sexually Abused Child
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects (ARND)
- Positive Behavior Management
- Cultural Diversity and honoring a child’s heritage
- Adoption and its Effects on the Family
- Understanding the adoption process (from application to finalization)
Dates: See our special needs pre-adoptive training flyer
- US Digital Outreach Center, 1400 NE 136th Ave, Ste 201, Vancouver, WA 98684 — US Digital Directions
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Pre-adoptive Training Testimonials
"This weekend my husband Steve and I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Foundations classes (presented by Christian Family Adoptions). It was truly a wonderful experience. The speakers all did a tremendous job presenting the material and also allowing those in the group to express their opinions and experiences. It was an enriching experience that only strengthened our decision to pursue adoption. I appreciated their candidness about very difficult topics… We drove home and could not stop talking about the entire experience and all that we had learned. We experienced significant personal growth and feel absolutely blessed to have partaken in this special experience."
~ Steve and Melissa
"The Foundations training we attended with CFA this last weekend was AMAZING. Becky, Bonnie, and Cathy were phenomenal. The weekend was so well planned. We loved the guest speakers and the interaction with the other attendees. We took so much home out of this training. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to attend."