Pre-Adoptive Parent Training in Illinois

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.

South Office:
128 John Street, Suite 2
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 498-9700

North Office:
1325 Wiley Road, Suite 165
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(217) 498-9700

2017 & 2018 Dates/Locations                                         Trainer
Saturday, November 11 in Rochester                         Misty Lucas
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 6 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).

Cost:
$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.

Lunch will be provided.

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.