Adoption Education Websites

A Love Beyond Borders suggests that you complement your adoption education program with additional reading and research.  The websites listed below are excellent resources to supplement your adoption education program which you will complete in the homestudy process and prepare you for adoptive parenting.  Many homestudy agencies will require that you complete their specific education program. We suggest you complement their program with additional reading and research. Please consult with your social worker and the person coordinating your adoption, with any concerns or issues.

Adoption Learning Partners (ALP)  www.adoptionlearningpartners.org

  • The vision of Adoption Learning Partners (ALP) is to make a positive measurable impact on adoption outcomes. We offer meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.

National Council For Adoption (NCFA) www.hagueadoption.org

  • The Intercountry Adoption Journey 2.0 - The National Council For Adoption (NCFA)'s 10-hour Hague-compliant intercountry adoption training program includes videos featuring adoption experts from the U.S. Department of State and other agencies. Founded in 1980, NCFA is a nonprofit organization that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and advocacy efforts. 

Boris Gindis Center – Post Adoption Learning Center  www.bgcenterschool.org

  • The Post Adoption Learning Center courses offer a practical guide for adoptive parents on how to handle special needs of a post-institutionalized older child adopted internationally. All online courses are interactive, and you can ask the instructor, a psychologist specializing in international adoption, questions related to the subject of the course.

Medical Encyclopedia -- If you're interested in learning more about a specific medical need, talk with your local expert or for basic information check out this medical encyclopedia: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html