In this course we will talk about how to help children and youth transition from foster care to an adoptive placement. The instructors will be Hope Middlebrook, a foster parent recruiter for Arrow Child and Family Services, and Jennifer O’Brien, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Regional Director for Arrow’s Foster Care Programs.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the common emotions a child might feel (both positive and negative) when transitioning from foster care to adoption.
  • Describe the ideal process of what a transition might look like.
  • Describe some typical emotions and behaviors you might see from other children already living in your home when a new child moves in?
  • Explain what a Lifebook is and why it is important to a foster child.

Outline for Transitioning from Foster Care to Adoption.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.

This course is included in the following state packages.

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

Illinois Special Needs Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.
Louisiana Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Louisiana 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.