In this course, we talk with Laura Jean Beauvais, a licensed professional counselor and mother of two adult daughters through adoption.  She has conducted domestic, foster, and international adoptions for more than 25 years.

The course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 3 stresses often experienced as a newly adoptive parent.
  • Detail 2 feelings common to adoptive parents towards the birth family during the transitioning home period.
  • Explain how much of your child's adoption story you should share post-adoption.
  • Identify what post-adoption depression is.
  • List 2 things to do if you think you have post-adoption depression.

Outline for Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family (1).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 aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.48 (b)(3)  96.48 (b)(7)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements

Virginia Compliance




*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement




*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.