Baby, Toddler and Child Care for Parents through International Adoption
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
ime: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Suite A200, Pennington, NJ 08534
This workshop is for you if you are adopting internationally and would like to learn about baby/child care and adjustment issues in a comfortable setting with other prospective international adoptive parents. In addition, some adoption agencies may accept this workshop as partial fulfillment of your home study requirements (certificates will be issued upon request).
Workshop Facilitator: Jane Cramer, MSW, an IAC Center Educator has extensive experience in adoption internationally and through the foster care system. She understands the joys and challenges of adopting children through these systems and has provided pre-adoption trainings to teach over 500 prospective parents' practical information that helps them to anticipate the needs of their children at the time of adoption and over the life span. Jane has visited orphanages in several Asian countries. She is known for her knowledge base, ability to translate complex issues and use of humor.
Becoming a parent is a joyous experience. Many parents feel excited yet nervous as they anticipate meeting their child and the first months of parenting their child. This workshop will help parents feel more confident in the early stages of parenting.
You will learn about:
- Preparing for international travel
- How to care for your child while overseas and what to bring on your trip
- Expectations and tips for meeting your child
- Surviving the flight home
- Impacts of institutionalization or foster care
- Typical medical issues
- Basic child care and medical care
- Tools and strategies for adjusting and transitioning your child at home
- Understanding your child's needs
- Psychological: Adoption issues
- How to choose a pediatrician
There will be plenty of time for your questions too.
Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and should be completed at least one week prior to the event. Payment must be received in order to confirm your registration. Cancellations must be received at least three days prior to the event.