Adopting older children brings special joys and challenges. In this course, we talk with Bryan Post, specializing in Child Behavior and Adoption and founder of the Post Institute. He is an adopted and former foster child.

Outline for Adopting Older Kids Things to Consider.pdf

This course includes the following learning objectives:

  • Identify 2 reasons why it is hard to discipline a child adopted at an older age.
  • Discuss why focusing on academics is a mistakes when adopting older kids.
  • List 2 things to do to help internationally adopted tweens and teens adjust more easily.
  • List 3 things to do to establish a secure relationship with a child adopted at an older age.

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption

 96.48 (c)

* Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements.

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Illinois packages, including, International Adoption and Special Needs Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.