This course covers the crucial steps of domestic infant adoption, including the home study, locating expectant parents, validating the social medical history form, as well as preparing the hospital plan and post-adoption steps. We cover the total costs, timelines as well as crucial factors post-adoption.
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In this course we cover the costs for domestic infant adoption, as well as the timelines, crucial steps and major decisions to be weighed. We also focus on post-adoption aspects namely levels of openness with birth parents, coping with microaggressions and how this process can look for single and LGBTQ adoptive parents. Finally, we take a high-level look at the process of intercountry adoption.
Course Syllabus7 Lessons1h 42m
- Lesson 1 (5 min)Brief Introduction to Adoption and FosteringIn this lesson we'll cover:
- Lesson 2 (10 min)The Basics of Domestic Infant Adoption
- Lesson 3 (40 min)The Domestic Adoption ProcessIn this lesson we'll cover:
- Getting Started
- Establish Preferences for the Adoption Arrangement
- Select a Path and Partner
- Becoming Eligible to Adopt
- Creating a Book or Website
- Locating Expectant Parents
- Matching and Due Diligence
- Verifying the Pregnancy and Social Medical History
- Building a Relationship
- Arranging for Legal and Emotional Counseling
- Ensuring State Laws are Followed
- Making a Hospital Plan
- Signing the Relinquishment Documents
- Obtaining a Court Order of Adoption
- Lesson 4 (17 min)Openness and Adoption
- Lesson 5 (10 min)Microaggressions and Transracial Adoption
- Lesson 6 (10 min)Domestic Adoption for Single and LGBTQ Parents
- Lesson 7 (10 min)International or Intercountry Adoption 101
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