Talking with your young child or toddler or preschooler is crucial to lay the groundwork for their understanding, but how should you begin and how to handle some of the trickier issues. In this course, we will talk with Jenna Howard, a Licensed Master Social Worker who has worked in the adoption field since 1994 in both domestic and international adoption. In addition, she is an adoptee and an adoptive mom.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 2 reasons adoptive parents should start talking with their children in infancy, if possible, about adoption.
  • Explain what age children begin to understand the deeper concept of adoption.
  • Explain how to talk about birth fathers and birth siblings to young children.

Outline for Talking with Young Children About Adoption and Birth Parents.pdf

*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.

  • $20.00

    Talking with Young Children About Adoption and Birth Parents

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This course is included in the following state packages.

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

Nebraska Domestic Infant Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.
Virginia Domestic Adoption
Important information for agencies on Virginia's core competencies.

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.