Older Child Adoption Training

Foster Care Adoption Training, 30 hours

Adopting from foster care? FamilyWorks Together can help! Foster Care Adoption Training is a requirement in the foster care adoption process which helps adoptive parents understand the unique joys and challenges of adopting from foster care. FamilyWorks Together’s foster care adoption program facilitates the placement of children of all ages who are growing up in the public foster care system throughout the country. In this training, families prepare to parent children with emotional challenges through a specialized program designed for parents who are considering adopting a school-aged child. This training is focused on developing awareness in the prospective parent while teaching effective parenting strategies. The 30-hour course is split into different classes.

2021 Dates

  • Session 1: Online (6-9 pm) – February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 | March 2, 4
  • Session 2: Online (6-9 pm) – April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 | May 4, 6
  • Session 3: Online (6-9 pm) – May 25 | June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
  • Session 4: Online (6:30-9:30 pm) – August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | September 9, 14, 21, 30 | October 5

Please register for this training through your MyAdoptionPortal account. If you have any problems or do not have a MyAdoptionPortal account please contact Alyssa Hanson at ahanson@familyworkstogether.org or (410) 402-1109.

FamilyWorks Together offers a comprehensive catalogue of both in-person and online trainings to help adoptive families, guardianship parents, and families connected to the child welfare system become stronger through learning. We can help you learn the skills you need to build a stronger foundation for your family.