The Adoption Academy is presented by the Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw) and Nationwide Children's Hospital. This course offers prospective adoptive parents educational programs from an objective source. Our goal is to bring information together in a comprehensive and sensitive manner to help prospective adoptive parents make informed choices. It is meant to be an introduction to the choices prospective adoptive parents have.
The 2016 Spring Adoption Academy series, presented by the Family and Youth Law Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held Monday evenings, March 14 - May 2, 2016. Classes are held from 6:30 - 9:30pm.
ADOPTION ACADEMY PROGRAM SERIES:
Week 1 - Adoption Options
Choosing an Agency or an Attorney
Week 2 - Step Process of Domestic Adoption
The Step by Home Studies
Week 3 - The Step by Step Process of International Adoption
Dealing with Foreign Governments
Week 4 - Emotional and Social Considerations
Week 5 - Finding Your Adoptive Child
The Future of Adoption: News from the National Meeting
Week 6 - Affording Your Adoption and Subsidies
Week 7 - Adoption Panel- Representing Domestic and International Adoption
Week 8 - Medical and Behavioral Issues of Domestic Adoption
Medical Issues in International Adoption
Confirmation of your space in the program will be sent to all class participants who register two weesk before the program.
Child Care: We are sorry but we are unable to provide child care.
Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the start of the first class. At that time, refunds will be given minus 30% for administrative costs. No refunds will be given after that time.
We follow the Columbus Public Schools announcements for weather closure. If weather is still bad at the time of class and we postpone it, the series will be pushed back one week. We will do our best to reach you by phone or e-mail if class is postponed,.
To register online for the Nationwide Children's Hospital session, click here.
All sessions are held at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center at 700 Children's Drive.
What Past Participants Have Said:
“Extremely informative and important information given in an easily understandable format.”
“This is a very good source of information. It has been helpful to see many other couples struggling with the same issues.”
“Informative and honest.”
Brochures and Registration
For additional program information, call Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Institute for Pediatric Education at (614) 355-0662 or call the Family and Youth Law Center at (614) 236-6730.