Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how different developmental stages influence adoption identity
  • Understand the importance of adoption identity for your child
  • Learn ways to support your child’s adoption identity

What You Will Get

  • In-depth research related to adopted children
  • Conversational approach to learning
  • Practical tools and resources

Course Curriculum

    1. A Message From the Instructor

    2. What Is an Adoption Story?

    1. The Younger Years

    2. Introduction to Process Questions

    3. My Younger Child

    1. School Age Children

    2. My School Age Child

    1. Early and Late Adolescence

    2. My Teenager

    1. Is My Child Struggling?

    2. Adjustment Difficulty Predictors

    3. More Process Questions

    1. The Danger of Not Telling

    2. Ten Commandments of Telling

    3. Maintaining connection with bio Family

    4. Supporting a Child's Grief

About this course

  • $24.00
  • 20 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Meet Your Instructors

Brandon Jones

MAPC, TAD, LAC, TBRI® Educator

Brandon brings 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving in various clinical roles. Brandon is an independently licensed therapist and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation. Since joining CFC in 2012, Brandon has held roles as a Licensing Specialist, Foster Care Supervisor, Family Coaching Supervisor, and Child and Family Therapist. He has been a foster parent and is an adoptive father.

Josette Kehl

LCSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Josette has more than 10 years of experience in Child Welfare and is a Family Coach. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2004 and a TBRI® Practitioner since 2019. She specializes in providing practical and compassionate guidance to parents who are fostering or who have adopted.

What People Are Saying

“Everything was well explained, I really learned a lot about what to expect as we raise our child and understand what he’ll go through in different stages of life.”

“The Christian-based component is key for me. Injecting how God sees us and how we teach this to our kiddos to help them identify with "self".”

“Engaging material with real life examples. I thought this course contained a lot of helpful information and suggestions on how to walk with my son as he ages.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I take this course?

    This course is designed specifically for parents who have adopted a child at any stage of their development. It is especially helpful for parents who have adopted a child at a young age so that they can have an idea of what to expect at different ages and how to help that child grow into a better understanding of their “adoption story.” Parents with older children will also gain insights.

  • 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.