Adopting with Existing Children
Adopting when you have children already in the family poses unique challenges. This course is available for prospective adopters in Stage 1 with CCS Adoption, and in Stage 2 with other agencies.
During this training we will explore:
— The potential impact on ourselves being both birth parents and adopters, and/or adopters the second time around
— The potential impact on existing children and how to anticipate and manage this
— How to parent children with differing backgrounds and needs, and why this may mean combining different parenting styles
— Methods, techniques and approaches
— How to prepare your children and wider family for the new arrival
— Sibling dynamics
— How introductions may work
This training will be facilitated by Jane Thompson (CCS Adoption Training Officer and adoptive parent), an adoptive parent who also has a birth child, and a CCS Social Worker.
£50 per household (using 1 screen on Zoom).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.