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Talking to Children about Adoption

An in-depth education seminar for parents adopting internationally

Preparing your hearts and your lives for your new child

The goal of this educational seminar is to provide a framework for the next stage of your adoption process – beyond PRIDE. This seminar deals specifically with international adoption, and assists with preparing for an effective transition for you and your new child; learning to cope with potential adjustment difficulties that your child may experience; and, understanding the future needs of your child.

Course Content:

  • Review of Options in International Adoption
  • Orphanages – video and pictures
  • Meeting your child, the flight back, and suggestions of what not to do when you return
  • Adjustment considerations: food, language, sleeping, other children in the home, your pets
  • Medical issues & child development – is my child "normal"?
  • Preparing for being "different" – issues related to mixed racial adoptions
  • Growing up adopted – Presentation by an adult adoptee (adopted internationally)

Date: Please contact us for the next available seminar

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location – Toronto (convenient location • free parking) Specific location details provided at time of registration

Registration Fee: $115 per person/$220 per couple (includes HST)


  • Binder of hand-outs and take home exercises
  • International adoption resources
  • Refreshments and snacks served

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