Pre-Adoptive Training

“Knowledge is power.”

Congratulations, you submitted your application and contract, and you’re ready to move forward with adoption.  So what comes next?

As part of the home study process, pre-adoptive training is required by the Intercountry Adoption Act and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, and is an important part of the adoption process. It helps educate families and has been proven to increase the chances of a successful, healthy transition as a newly adoptive family and reduces the likelihood of adoption disruptions and/or dissolution.

The Hague Convention on International Adoption requires adoption education, both for prospective adoptive families and for adoption staff.  Most adoption agencies require a minimum of 10 training hours but on-going education is recommended to all families.

LHAA provides our families with pre-adoptive training through Adoption Learning Partners.  For additional training opportunities, please visit the resources below.

Web-Based Courses

Adoption Education

PATH (Parents As Tender Healers)

Parents As Tender Healers (PATH) Curriculum Training

PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education)

Pride Model of Practice

PS-MAPP (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting)

Partnering for Safety and Permanency

State Examples

State Examples Provided by Child Welfare Information Gateway