They say that there’s no handbook when it comes to parenting. While this is true, Adoptions From The Heart aims to provide prospective parents with as many informative parenting opportunities as possible. To ensure prospective families are making informed decisions when it comes to generating their profiles. One of the ways we do so is by offering educational courses to deepen the understanding of the adoption process. Adoptions From The Heart does its best to ensure all members of the triad have the necessary tools needed for success. This fall, we’ve designed multiple education series for Adoptive Parents with hopes of providing a better understanding of open adoption.
Education Courses available to continue your Adoption Education
Our first panel, Open Adoption Conversations with Adoptive and Birth Parents, takes place Tuesday, September 27th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. During our Open Adoption Conversations with Adoptive and Birth Parents, we will have 2-3 adoptive families and the birth parents of the families come to talk about their personal experiences with open adoption through Adoptions From The Heart. If you have any questions about the adoption process, placement, planning, or anything relating, this event is for you. To register, be sure to contact by September 20th.
Our second available education course, Adoptive Parents Self-Care Tips: Mental Health & Wellness, takes place Monday, October 3rd, from 7:30-8:30 pm. The goal of this course will be to take a deeper look into Mental Health and Wellness practices during the adoption journey and in the post-adoption season as new parents. AFTH knows that this isn’t always easy to do; it can be mentally draining for both prospective parents and adoptive parents, so it’s essential to take a step back to focus on one’s mental health and wellness. We will address areas of challenge and discuss strategies for self-care. Whether you are waiting to adopt or already home as a placed family, you can learn practical tools for self-care and wellness in this meeting. To register, be sure to contact by September 26th.
The day after, on Tuesday, October 4th, from 6:30-7:30 pm, Adoptions From The Heart is hosting the third ed series of the month, Adopting a Child with Disabilities. During this discussion, we will be joined by families open to speaking about their experience parenting a child with disabilities. Adoptions From The Heart has grown to understand and teach that by having conversations, we eliminate the fear of the unknown. To register, be sure to contact by September 27th.
Our last panel, The Birth Parent Panel, will be a bit similar in the way that a panel of birth parents will discuss the reasons they chose adoption, how they picked their adoptive families, and their current relations with the child and their adoptive family. This panel is an excellent option for prospective parents and expecting parents alike who want to hear about what the realities are for birth parents post-placement. This course will take place on Tuesday, November 15th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. To register, be sure to contact by November 8th.
Why are these Education Series so Important?
AFTH wants every prospective adoptive parent to feel comfortable and confident in their parenting abilities, especially in open adoption. The education series AFTH provides families cover the basics, from infant and childcare to profiles and our own self sare. Education does not end with your placement. Sometimes even an ounce of reassurance, a little more information, a push forward after having been stuck not knowing what to do next, is all we need.
More information and registration for all of these courses are available under the Calendar of Events tab on our website!