Workshop Series

Baby Toddler and Child Care for International Adoptive Parents

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time:  12 Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Place: Gladney Center, 363 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10001

This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt internationally and would like to learn about baby/child adjustment and care in a comfortable setting with other prospective international adoptive parents.  In addition, some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as partial fulfillment of your home study requirements (certificates will be issued).

Workshop Facilitator:  Bridget Devine, is an IAC Center Counselor who provides individual, family, and group counseling; and facilitates our Older Child Adoption and WISE Up Workshops. She will see IAC Center clients in Montclair, NJ and NYC offices. Drawing upon her hands-on adoption experience and her adoption counseling experience with children, teens and adults, Bridget brings both strong counseling skills and particular insights into the life cycle issues in adoption to her work.

This workshop will cover both basic childcare and issues specific to international adoption, particularly tools and strategies to help you adjust your child to their new home life with you.  This workshop class will help parents begin to feel more confident and comfortable in the early stages of parenting. It will allow new adoptive parents to learn in a setting that allows them to feel open to asking questions and to enjoy meeting others with similar experiences.  

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 and typical medical issues
  • Basic child care and medical care
  • Strategies for adjusting and transitioning your child at home
  • Understanding your child's needs
  • Psychological: Adoption issues
  • How to choose a pediatrician

You will have plenty of time to ask questions as well.


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Destination: Gladney Center, 363 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10001

For additional information:
Phone 609-737-8750, or

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.