International Adoption: Pre-Adoptive Parent Training in Illinois
The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) in Illinois requires that every adoptive parent receive a minimum of 4 hours of In-Person Prospective Parent Adoption Training.
The Training Session will cover important issues for parents to consider as they plan for an international adoption. The curriculum includes:
- Preparing for a Successful Adoption
- Process for Completing an Adoption
- Adoption as a Legal Process
- Understanding a Child’s Prior Experience and How They Effect Adoptive Placements
- Medical Risks
- Attachment Issues
- Openness as a Continuum in Adoption
- Special Issues in Adoption
- Issues Specific to a Child’s Special Needs
Madison Adoption Associates will hold these trainings on the following dates and times through December 2018. *We will do our best to schedule these in 6-month increments.
128 John Street, Suite 2
Rochester, IL 62563
North Office (Training Office Only):
1325 Wiley Road, Suite 165
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Note: Please do not mail anything to this location
2018 Dates/Locations Trainer
Saturday, January 6 in Rochester Misty Lucas
Wednesday, February 7 in Schaumburg Jamie Janssen Casey
Saturday, March 3 in Rochester Misty Lucas
Wednesday, April 4 in Schaumburg Jamie Janssen Casey
Saturday, May 5 in Rochester Misty Lucas
Wednesday, June 20 in Schaumburg Jamie Janssen Casey
Saturday, July 14 in Rochester Misty Lucas
Wednesday, August 1 in Schaumburg Jamie Janssen Casey
Saturday, September 1 in Rochester Misty Lucas
Wednesday, October 3 in Schaumburg Jamie Janssen Casey
Saturday, November 3 in Rochester Misty Lucas
* No trainings in December, due to the busy holiday schedules that month
ALL Training Sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rochester training is with Misty Lucas (Illinois office – 1st Saturday of the month, except for July). Schaumburg training is with Jamie Janssen Casey (Jamie’s office – 1st Wednesday of the month).
$100 per session for Madison Adoption Associates clients (per family).
$150 per session for clients (per family) from other agencies.
Single applicants are welcome to bring a support person.
All registrations are required at least a week in advance with Misty Lucas in Rochester at (217) 498-9700 or Misty@MadisonAdoption.org. Please have all payments sent into the office a week ahead of time.
If a Prospective Parent requests an individual training session, the fee is double and the training will only be held in the Madison Adoption Associates office.
Please contact Misty Lucas, Misty@MadisonAdoption.org, if you have any questions.