Spring Adoption Academy

March 15th, 2021

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 2021 Adoption Academy series begins Monday, March 15, 2021 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm virtually.  


For more information contact FYLaw staff attorney Victoria Smith: vsmith2@law.capital.edu.



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