2019 Class Schedule
Classes are from 6:00-8:00PM at Believer’s Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro. Please note that child care is not available. If you are planning to attend please let the agency know at (615) 898-0803.
January 28th What to Expect in Domestic Adoption
We will explore what to expect when adopting domestically and important things to remember when building a relationship with the birth parents. This will include meeting prior to the birth of the child, what to expect at the hospital, and how to maintain a relationship after the birth if it is something that both parties desire. In addition, we will cover important things to know when preparing to bring your baby home from the hospital.
March 25th Birth Mother Panel
Birth mothers are often feared by prospective adoptive parents. The general public typically has a narrow view of who they are and why they choose adoption. We wish to dispel the myths and stereotypes surrounding birth mothers. Several of our past birth mothers and the adoptive families have agreed to share their stories with you and answer your questions about adoption from their perspective. It will be an eye opening and thought provoking class and one that we hope you will make every effort to attend.
May 20th Positive Parenting
No one ever said it’s easy, but it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of life. There will be discussion on child development, challenging behaviors, and techniques for managing behavior in a positive way. This is a wonderful class for families adopting a child of any age. We will incorporate teachings from Dr. Karyn Purvis and Empowered to Connect.
July 29th Adoptee Panel
Come and hear children and adult adoptees adoption stories. The panel will represent domestic and international adoption, as well as trans-racial adoption. Each adoptee will share their own unique story and openly answer questions you may have about your concerns and fears about adoption and what the future may hold for your child.
September 30th What to Expect in Domestic Adoption
See January description.
November 18th What to Expect in International Adoption
International adoption can be an overwhelming process that seems insurmountable. We are going to cover the key components to international adoption and have you prepared for dossier preparation, common mistakes with paperwork, the referral process, preparing to bring your child home, and travel abroad and back. This is an essential class for anyone about to undertake an international adoption. In addition, we will cover important things to know when meeting your child and eventually making the long trip home.
Classes are from 6:00-8:00PM at Believer’s Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro. Please note that child care is not available. If you are planning to attend please let the agency know at email@example.com or (615) 898-0803.