Pre Adoption Parent Consultations offer parents the opportunity to discuss their questions and concerns about adoption as it relates to their family. Parents who are considering adoption may want to look at the various pathways to adoption, such as international, domestic or local ministry adoption and the implications of each.
Many prospective adoptive parents have concerns about how a child’s experiences prior to adoption will impact their overall development and ability to connect to a new family. This is something you can discuss with an adoptions expert to determine if you are prepared to handle the challenges you may face. If a prospective adoptive family already includes children parents may want to discuss how a new child joining the family will impact the other children in their family.
Parent consultations can also cover topics such as the effects of early trauma and multiple caregivers, the special parenting needs of adoptees and the impact of adoption on extended family.