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A Preparation Guide to International Adoption 

With Eyes Wide Open: A Preparation Guide to International Adoption offered by   Helps parents prepare to adopt an international child and offers creative methods to reconstruct the years families have missed with the child. Leads parents through exercises that help them imagine their child’s life during the first years; research and prepare for the challenges of transitioning; and, think about and plan one’s parenting style.

Nineteen chapters; self-study format. (4 hours of training) Copy of Adoption Learning Partners certificate of training completion must be submitted to the family’s IFS Program Director. (IFS does not request a copy of the homework from the prospective adoptive parents.) Adoption Learning Partners offers this course on line for a fee. Please see for more information.


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