Training

Training is an important part of the process. It gives you the opportunity to consider the specific issues that relate to adoption and the opportunity to meet others who are going through the same process as you. You will also get the opportunity to meet experienced adopters who will share some of their experiences with you and answer questions. You may feel, particularly if you have had children of your own, that you do not need training, on the basis of your experience. Whilst having your own children is good experience, it is also important to remember that caring for a child who is placed with you is not the same. You will need to be prepared for the kind of behaviour that results when children have suffered loss or experienced abuse and trauma. Training will include: