Classes

The following are descriptions of our current course offerings. 

To see the details for the course or to register for the course,

please visit our events page

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Adoption 101: This informative 3-hour course led by our executive director, Erin Nasmyth, is designed for anyone considering growing their family through adoption. In it, we cover:

  • The logistics of both domestic and international adoption

  • What’s involved in the home study process

  • Post-placement requirements

  • The laws governing the adoption process

  • How to deal with grief and trauma

  • Birth family relationships

  • How to navigate differences in race and culture

Cost: $75 per household (individual or couple)

Information: Email info@adoptionsupportalliance.org

PLUS, you’ll hear from those who have recently completed an adoption, and you’ll meet others like you who are just getting started.

Cost: $75 per household (individual or couple)

Information: Email info@adoptionsupportalliance.org

Race, Culture & Adoption: Many families adopt children from different racial or cultural backgrounds. In this informative 2-hour course led by our executive director, Erin Nasmyth, we discuss how that impacts the adoption process. The course covers:

  • How to talk about race and culture with children at different ages,

  • How to talk to others about your multiracial family,

  • How to incorporate and encourage your child to develop a positive racial and cultural identity,

  • PLUS tips on how to help your child navigate race and culture in today’s world.

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Adoption Training for Church Communities: In this course, led by our executive director, Erin Nasmyth, we guide church communities on how best to support the adoptive families in their congregations. We cover:

  • The unique challenges adoptive families face,

  • The importance of community in navigating the adoption process,

  • The grief and trauma involved in many adoption situations,

  • The role of race and culture.

These courses are offered upon request. If you are interested in hosting a session within your church or organization, please email info@adoptionsupportalliance.org.

Coming Soon 

The following training topics are currently in development:

  • Navigating relationships with birth family members

  • Adopting the older child

  • Common behavioral concerns and interventions

  • Training for extended family members

  • Talking to your children about adoption

 

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at info@adoptionsupportalliance.org. We’re always looking to build new programs to better serve our community.

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