international adoption training program



Segment One: Beginning Your Adoption

Segment Two: Appropriate Expectations for a Smooth Transition 

Segment Three: TBRI and Additional Attachment Information 

Segment Four: Health, Medical Issues, and Nutrition 

 Segment Five: Sensory Needs, Occupational Therapy, and Therapeutic Massage

Segment Six: Transracial and Transcultural Adoption

Segment Seven: Additional Adoption Information
Segment Eight: Older Child Adoption 
Segment Nine: The Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption and the Universal Accreditation Act
Segment Ten: Special Needs Adoption  
Supplement A: Family Adoption
Supplement B: Single Parent Adoption professionals and/or adoption advocates have participated in interviews whereby they share their knowledge and personal experience relevant to the adoption field. A special "thank you" to the following (in order of segment appearance):
  • Debra Jones, Director of Parenting Adoptees Can Trust (PACT)
  • Dr. Melissa Goldstein, Carnegie Hill Pediatrics
  • Mishelle Rudzinski, SLP, SPOON Foundation
  • Christos and Emily Himonidis, adoptive parents
  • Sarah Melanson, OTR, Occupational Therapist
  • Summer Wilson, Massage Therapist and Adoptive Parent
  • Nancy Fox, Executive Director of Americans for International Aid and Adoption
  • Annie Desmond, Informed Adoption Advocate
  • Diana Bramble, MSW, MBA, Associate Director of Madison Adoption Associates
  • Martha Osborne, founder of
  • Emily Mathews, MSW, LCSW, Hong Kong and Taiwan Coordinator for All Blessings International, Inc.
  • Stephanie Rice, Adoptive Mother
  • Irene Steffas, Immigration Attorney and Hague Approved Person
At the conclusion of the DVD set, discussion questions, and book of additional information and articles, families will be able to take a quiz and earn a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will be emailed within two business days of successful quiz completion. 














Segment 2: Appropriate Expectations for a Smooth Transition

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