Prospective adoptive parents complete required training to prepare them for adoption.
NA The organization provides home study services only.
NA The organization provides post-placement and/or post-adoption services only.
NA The organization provides child-focused recruitment only.
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Suitable training methods and standardized and individualized curricula are used by the program to ensure each prospective adoptive parent is adequately prepared for placement.
Examples: The program may customize their training methods and curricula based on the types of adoptions they are involved with or the unique characteristics of clients served. For example, relatives, foster parents or prospective adoptive parents who have already adopted another child through the program may not need training in all areas as new prospective adoptive parents.
Interpretation With regards to element (a), it is especially important for training to include educating prospective adoptive parents on the ways in which laws and regulations might impact the adoption process.
Prospective adoptive parents receive directly or by referral: