Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • Learn common reasons your child is having conflicting emotions about being adopted
  • Learn how to comfort your adoptive child or teen before the adoption
  • Identify and normalize the ways in which youth express these feelings to help families understand these reactions

What You Will Get

  • Clinically researched content from professionals in the field
  • Strategies for working through challening behaviors with your child

Course Curriculum

    1. Reasons and Examples of Conflicting Emotions

    2. Practical Suggestions

    3. The Biblical Image of a Family

    1. How to Respond To Common Scenarios

    1. An Adoptive Mother's Perspective

    1. Wrap-Up

    2. Our Contributors

    3. Final Assessment

    4. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $12.00
  • 10 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Will Savoy, MA

Clinical Services Supervisor

Will has been working with adolescents for all of his professional life. He has a background in Youth Ministry and a heart for foster care and adoption. He has adopted all four of his children internationally and through foster care. Coming to CFC was a combination of his desire to work with young people and support families as we navigate the complexities of adoption and knitting a village around those who need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I take this course?

    This course will help caregivers and adopted parents to better understand why the child or teen they have or will adopt is exhibiting conflicting emotions about the adoption.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.