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 2020.

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

2020 Dates/Locations                  Trainer
Saturday, February 8                   Misty Lucas
Saturday, April 18                          Misty Lucas
Saturday, June 20                         Misty Lucas
Saturday, September 12             Misty Lucas
Saturday, November 14              Misty Lucas

ALL Training Sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Rochester training is with Misty Lucas (Illinois office).  Additional hours of in person training hours are available on these dates if previously arranged with Misty Lucas.

Cost:
FREE for Madison Adoption Associates clients that have already paid for MAA’s Hague Training (CAF)
$100 for Madison Adoption Associates clients (per family) that have NOT paid for MAA’s Hague Training (CAF)
$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.