Adoption Academy


Interested in Adoption? Not sure where to begin?

Presented by the Family and Youth Law Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the eight-week academy series is designed to provide prospective adoptive parents with neutral information about adoption options and the various components of the adoption process, including: Adoption Options, Choosing an Agency or Attorney, Step-by-Step Process for Domestic and Intercountry adoption, Social/Emotional/Financial/Medical/Behavioral implications and considerations in adoption, Finding your Adoptive Child, Current News in Adoption, and concluding with a panel of individuals touched by adoption. 



The Spring 2022 Adoption Academy series begins Monday, March 14, 2022 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at  Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center, Columbus, Ohio.



Week 1 - Adoption Options
Choosing an Agency or an Attorney

Week 2 - Step Process of Domestic Adoption
- Home Studies
- Foster Care
- Court Processes

Week 3 - Step by Step Process of International Adoption
Dealing with Foreign Governments

Week 4 - Emotional, Social and Cultural Considerations

Week 5 - Medical/Behavioral Issues in Domestic Adoption
Medical Issues in International Adoption

Week 6 - Finding Your Adoptive Child
The Future of Adoption: Current News

Week 7- Financial Implications of Adoption
- Subsidies
- Tax Considerations 
- Planning for Costs

Week 8 - Adoption Panel - Representing Both Domestic and International Adoption

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.”

To register online for the Nationwide Children's Hospital session, click here.

 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.