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May 2005Vol. 6, No. 4Online Courses Offer Support for Adoptive Parents

Adoption Learning Partners offers a series of web-based courses to address the information needs of adoptive families, families contemplating adoption, adopted persons, and birth parents.

Developed in partnership with adoption and child welfare experts, e-learning instructional design experts, and adoptive families, each course provides instruction, interactive exercises, and extensive resource lists. Courses take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete, and most are offered free of charge.

Courses focus on various aspects of the adoption process, including:

  • Conspicuous Families: Race, Culture, and Adoption
  • Adoption Tax Credit
  • Let's Talk Adoption: A Lifetime of Family Conversations
  • With Eyes Wide Open: A Preparation Guide to International Adoption
  • The Journey of Attachment
  • Finding the Missing Pieces: Helping Adopted Children Cope with Grief and Loss
  • Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate: Help for Adoptive Parents

Complete course descriptions and registration information are available at