Madison Adoption Associates
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Once we are Home: What to Expect
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates.) We invite you to join us and participate in the Training with an MAA Expert. Each of these sessions are designed with your family in mind. We ensure that there is a focus on sensitivity to culture of the child, trauma, grief, and attachment/bonding within each session. We want to provide you with the knowledge to be able to bond with your child and strengthen your connection based upon the knowledge you gain. Coming home with your child is a joy, but it also brings many changes and challenges. This training intends to help families be aware of those feelings and behaviors that may appear during this time. Adjustment takes longer than expected and having additional tools may help navigate those feelings and situations while helping your child cope with being in a new culture. This event is open to parents and caregivers of adopted children. For families that are not a Madison Adoption home study or placement family, the cost for each participating family is $30. Please use the credit card link in the email you will receive after submitting the registration form to pay the fee. Training is from 5 to 7 pm (EST) / 4 to 6 pm (CST).
Pre-Adoptive Parent Training in Illinois 8/20/22
Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This training is required for all families who live in Illinois. Training registration is required prior to the completion of the home study. (If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates for the 4 hour Illinois training.) Each of these sessions are designed with your family and adoption in mind. The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) in Illinois requires that every adoptive parent receive a minimum of 4 hours of In-Person Prospective Parent Adoption Training. The Training Session will cover important issues for parents to consider as they plan for an international adoption. The curriculum includes: * Preparing for a Successful Adoption * Process for Completing an Adoption * Adoption as a Legal Process * Understanding a Child’s Prior Experience and How They Effect Adoptive Placements * Medical Risks * Attachment Issues * Openness as a Continuum in Adoption * Special Issues in Adoption * Issues Specific to a Child’s Special Needs Training is from 9 am to 1 pm CST.
Latin American Culture Awareness Training
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates.) We invite you to join us and participate in the Training with an MAA Expert. Each of these sessions are designed with your family in mind. We ensure that there is a focus on sensitivity to culture of the child, trauma, grief, and attachment/bonding within each session. We want to provide you with the knowledge to be able to bond with your child and strengthen your connection based upon the knowledge you gain. This training will help families understand a bit of the Latin American culture with some hints about the specific country they are adopting from, so families can learn about common behaviors and cultural differences. Though the training cannot cover the cultural variety, it will provide helpful information about some cultural cues of your child’s country of origin while in-country, as well as keeping it present as part of your child’s and family identity. This event is open to parents and caregivers of adopted children. For families that are not a Madison Adoption home study or placement family, the cost for each participating family is $30. Please use the credit card link in the email you will receive after submitting the registration form to pay the fee. Training is from 6 to 7 pm EST / 5 to 6 pm CST.
My Child’s Journey to Adoption – Latin American Perspective
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates.) We invite you to join us and participate in the Training with an MAA Expert. Each of these sessions are designed with your family in mind. We ensure that there is a focus on sensitivity to culture of the child, trauma, grief, and attachment/bonding within each session. We want to provide you with the knowledge to be able to bond with your child and strengthen your connection based upon the knowledge you gain. This training provides a comprehensive viewpoint of your child’s emotional journey to be part of your family, while understanding the foster care system and its impact on the brain and the attachment cycle. This event is open to parents and caregivers of adopted children. For families that are not a Madison Adoption home study or placement family, the cost for each participating family is $30. Please use the credit card link in the email you will receive after submitting the registration form to pay the fee. Training is from 5 to 7 pm (EST) / 4 to 6 pm (CST).
Once we are Home: What to Expect
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates.) We invite you to join us and participate in the Training with an MAA Expert. Each of these sessions are designed with your family in mind. We ensure that there is a focus on sensitivity to culture of the child, trauma, grief, and attachment/bonding within each session. We want to provide you with the knowledge to be able to bond with your child and strengthen your connection based upon the knowledge you gain. Coming home with your child is a joy, but it also brings many changes and challenges. This training intends to help families be aware of those feelings and behaviors that may appear during this time. Adjustment takes longer than expected and having additional tools may help navigate those feelings and situations while helping your child cope with being in a new culture. This event is open to parents and caregivers of adopted children. For families that are not a Madison Adoption home study or placement family, the cost for each participating family is $30. Please use the credit card link in the email you will receive after submitting the registration form to pay the fee. Training is from 5 to 7 pm (EST) / 4 to 6 pm (CST).
Pre-Adoptive Parent Training in Illinois 11/19/22
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This training is required for all families who live in Illinois. Training registration is required prior to the completion of the home study. (If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates for the 4 hour Illinois training.) Each of these sessions are designed with your family and adoption in mind. The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) in Illinois requires that every adoptive parent receive a minimum of 4 hours of In-Person Prospective Parent Adoption Training. The Training Session will cover important issues for parents to consider as they plan for an international adoption. The curriculum includes: * Preparing for a Successful Adoption * Process for Completing an Adoption * Adoption as a Legal Process * Understanding a Child’s Prior Experience and How They Effect Adoptive Placements * Medical Risks * Attachment Issues * Openness as a Continuum in Adoption * Special Issues in Adoption * Issues Specific to a Child’s Special Needs Training is from 9 am to 1 pm CST.
Latin American Culture Awareness Training
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(If this date does not work for you, please scroll down to find another session or check our website for other dates.) We invite you to join us and participate in the Training with an MAA Expert. Each of these sessions are designed with your family in mind. We ensure that there is a focus on sensitivity to culture of the child, trauma, grief, and attachment/bonding within each session. We want to provide you with the knowledge to be able to bond with your child and strengthen your connection based upon the knowledge you gain. This training will help families understand a bit of the Latin American culture with some hints about the specific country they are adopting from, so families can learn about common behaviors and cultural differences. Though the training cannot cover the cultural variety, it will provide helpful information about some cultural cues of your child’s country of origin while in-country, as well as keeping it present as part of your child’s and family identity. This event is open to parents and caregivers of adopted children. For families that are not a Madison Adoption home study or placement family, the cost for each participating family is $30. Please use the credit card link in the email you will receive after submitting the registration form to pay the fee. Training is from 6 to 7 pm EST / 5 to 6 pm CST.
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