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, referral process, preparing to bring home your child, and travel abroad and back. This is an essential class

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Positive Parenting and Adopted Children

No one ever said it’s easy, but it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of life. There will be discussion of 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

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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

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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

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Meeting Your Child/Welcome Home

The long awaited moment has finally arrived and the reality of parenting has hit full force. This class will discuss the joy and challenges of coming home with your new child. Guest speakers of international and domestic adoption will share their experience and give advice to help you have a

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Fundraising & Financing Adoption

Guests speakers will discuss the adoption tax credit, fundraising, grant options, and creative ways to prepare for adoption expenses. Classes are from 6:00-8:00PM at Believer’s Chapel, 1820 S. Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro. Please note that child care is not available.

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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

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Talking With Your Child About Adoption

Every parent wants to do their best and help their child feel confident about their adoption story. This class will explore positive ways to share adoption with your child, how to answer difficult questions, and ways to empower your child to deal with questions from their peers. We will also

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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, referral process, preparing to bring home your child, and travel abroad and back. This is an essential class

Continue reading

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

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