Adopting from China + Because They Waited + Special Needs


Special Needs Adoption Package (13 hours of education)

Your package includes:

1. Because They Waited

The Because They Waited education system is online with modules covering topics pertinent to individuals adopting a baby or an older child, internationally or through foster care.  Modules present "The Science" in a user friendly format, followed by "The Parenting" which offers concrete parenting tools.  Each of the course modules ends with a resource section.  Because They Waited purchase includes the opportunity for two participants to earn certificates of completion at no additional charge and provides 10 hours of Hague compatible education for each participant.

2. The Adopting from China course

This online course addresses topics pertinent to families adopting from China. 

  • Eligibility and process for adopting from China
  • Race and culture issues specific to Chinese adoptions
  • Special Needs & Medical Conditions
  • Transitioning a child home and more

Your purchase provides access for two parents to receive certificates of completion for 1 hour of training

3.  The Parent Planning for Special Needs course

This 2 hour course is for both pre- and post-adoptive parents.  Presenters go beyond discussing various types of special needs and delve into how how caring for a child with special needs impacts different aspects of the whole family.  Different types of resources are examined and participants will begin to discern which resources might be best for their family.  Most importantly, the course walks parents through building their own individualized parenting plan with local and national resources.