ACT Adoption Training
Topic: Citizenship & Readoption
Citizenship and Readoption is a 90-minute webinar with Karen S. Law, PLC, Virginia adoption attorney, that was recorded on September 28, 2017. This webinar covers common questions around Certificates of Citizenship, re-adoption, name changes, and more.
Other Training Opportunities:
On-Demand Video: Supporting Adoptive Families with Understanding and Wisdom
This is a 1.5-hour training course designed to educate the extended family, friends, neighbors, church members, and community members who are a key part of the lives of adoptive families. The course outlines the experience of the child and family in adoption and how to help them all as they adjust to life together. Contact ACT@awaa.org for more information on accessing this course on Vimeo, or call 800-429-3369, ext 162. This video is available to all families for $25.
By Appointment: Referral Training Call
This is a meeting in which an ACT Team Member leads an individual adoptive family in a thorough discussion of their referred child’s social, medical, and psychological history. They help the family to think through how this child and their family could fit together, their plans and expectations for travel and adjustment, and how they can best meet the needs of the child. The Referral Training Call also covers what a family can expect when they first meet their child and how to spend those first few hours, days, and months together as they plan for a successful adjustment. This service is free to families who are adopting through America World and available for a small fee to all other families. For more information, email ACT@awaa.org.
Check back later for more training that America World and ACT is developing. Additional training information can be found on our “Resources” page.