How can adoptive parents prepare kids already in the home for an adoption of a sibling? We will discuss preparing children for the adoption of a sibling through infant adoption, transracial adoption, adopting an older child who is not already your foster child, and adopting your foster child. In this course, we talk with Michelle Hoevker, a board-certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor and Program Director of Adoption and Foster Care at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services with more than 20 years experience in child welfare; and Adam Crawford, a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Program Director of Adoption and Foster Care at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services with more than 15 years of experience in child welfare.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 3 issues that are important to consider when preparing kids for the adoption of an infant sibling.
  • Explain how to handle differences in degrees of adoption between siblings.
  • Discuss how to prepare kids for the adoption of a child of a different race or ethnicity.
  • List 3 issues it is important to consider when preparing kids for the adoption of an older child.


Outline for Preparing Kids Already in the Home for an Adoption.pdf

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

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.