Training for prospective adopters

We want our prospective adopters to be as prepared as they can be for the challenges of parenthood.people on training

The mandatory training days includes preparation training in stage 1 (3 days) and therapeutic parenting training in stage 2 (1 day).
Some adopters call the days ‘preparing for parenthood’ as it includes information needed to parent an adopted child.
If you’re wondering, yes, there is a difference when parenting an adopted child.
The stage 1 preparation training will provide;
  • detailed information about the process
  • the types of traumas that our children experience
  • introduction to therapeutic parenting
  • attachment theory 
We make it interactive but ensure the information is based around our children’s needs.
It’s important to learning about the different aspects that come with adoption. This includes contact with birth family and the life story work.
The training days are very reflective. It’s a chance for attendees to think about their own childhood and how they intend to parent in the future.
We invite a range of speakers to attend. This includes a previous adopter, an adoption support worker and a foster carer.
The training days are face to face which provides the perfect networking opportunity. Many of our adopters go on to be friends for years after their training.
“I have come away from the preparation training with much more knowledge than I started with. The preparation training has given me a good foundation of knowledge. I am looking forward to building on this by continuing to learn.  I also feel the preparation has given clarity on some area’s I was maybe unsure of to start with.”
The stage 2 training is a one day course and is based on therapeutic parenting. We would advise anyone thinking about adopting to read up on this topic. Research has shown this type of parenting is a an effective style for children that have experienced trauma.
We also host friends and family training online. It’s important that our prospective adopters have a strong support network.
Family and friends can attend an online training session to learn more about the children and how best to support their loved ones.

If you want more information on the support we provide, request an information pack or watch our latest videos