Foster Care to Adoption
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Most children in foster care eventually return to live with their birth families. When reunification is not an option, the child may enter long term foster care, kinship care, or be adopted. Adoption is surrounded by myths and expectations that can be problematic for adoptive families and the child being adopted. This course explores the foster care to adoption process and offers insight and suggestions to make this transition easier for everyone involved.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand how the adoption process works and what to expect
  • understand pre-placement issues
  • dispel myths about adoption
  • understand post-adoption issues and challenges
  • describe how foster care, kinship care, and adoption differ


This was very beneficial to our family as we are currently in the middle of fostering to adopt.
Jessica H.

When my husband and I first started learning about foster care and foster to adoption, there were so many 'unknowns' that it felt almost too scary to move forward. This class is answering so many of my questions and helping me to see this as a reality. I'm excited to see what the future holds and hope that we will be able to offer a temporary home on the path to reunification with a birth family or a permanent home through adoption for a child during their crisis/time of need.
Meg F.

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This course examines the foster care to adoption process including:

  • pre-placement issues

  • adoption myths

  • post-adoption challenges

(4 credit hours, $20.00 per person)