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

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This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement 005.16(D)(i)(7)

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.