An Open Door Adoption Education

An Open Door Adoption

Building a Foundation for Parenting Children from Hard Places

Families Are Forever and An Open Door Adoption Agency have teamed up to provide essential training based on Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), a therapeutic model that trains parents to provide effective support and treatment for children who come from a place most likely very different from your own. You’ll gain knowledge that many who have gone before you have discovered about welcoming a child from a ‘hard place’ into your home and family. We’ll also strengthen your family’s foundation so that as a parent, you have the tools and knowledge needed to best meet your child’s needs.

An Open Door Adoption Agency Course Bundles

The following enrollment links are for families working with An Open Door Adoption Agency. Please consult with your case worker or home study provider to confirm your family’s specific education requirements.

FPS 1: Introducción a la Intervención Relacional Basada en la Confianza™
1 hora

FPS 2: Comprender el Desarrollo de los Niños
1.5 horas

FPS 3: Comprender el Apego
1.75 horas

FPS 4: Desarrollo de Acoplamiento
1.5 horas

FPS 5: Toque Curativo y Saludable
1 hora

FOUNDATIONS: Essentials for Adoption Preparation

Foundations classes are intended to provide adoptive families with core training concepts. You’ll be introduced to Trust-Based Relational Intervention, attachment styles, and ways you can empower your child to trust and heal. Foundations is a 5 course series for a total of 7 hours.

Foundations: ENROLL NOW


Preparación Esencial para la Adopción

Las clases de fundamento tienen la intensión de proveer los conceptos básicos para las familias adoptivas. Introduce la Intervención Relacional Basada en la Confianza, los estilos de apego y formas de empoderar a su hijo a confiar en otros y sanar. La serie contiene 5 cursos por un total de 6.75 horas.

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LEVEL 100: Preparing for the Journey of Adoption

During the pre-adoptive phase, FAF offers 8 interactive courses designed to prepare families for international adoption. These classes total 18 hours and are taken as families complete their home study. This phase satisfies Hague pre-adoptive training requirements.

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LEVEL 200: Learning to Connect with Your Child

This second pre-adoptive phase offers 8 interactive courses (totaling 20 hours) created to move deeper into the subjects of bonding and attachment and the practical ‘how-tos’ of parenting a child from a hard place using Trust-Based Relational Intervention.  These classes – while both practical and idea-rich – will add valuable insights into the personalities and temperaments of each individual in your home. You’ll learn how to further connect and engage with your child as we explore obstacles, challenges and the tools needed to develop a healthy, secure bond.

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Level 300: A Deeper Understanding

These single-topic stand-alone classes are designed to take a more intentional look into topics that many families want to learn more about, or need some extra assistance with. From facilitating behavioral change to healing sexual abuse to facing racism, this wide range of topics are available to enhance your parenting abilities.


Before You Travel

Three of these courses are refreshers for your original Hague training requirements. The additional courses are focusing on the needs of older children and the preparation of your family to receive them into your home. You’ll find the focused content will add tools for parenting children who have experienced loss, trauma and possibly neglect or abuse. There are many additional resources included in each ‘Explore’ section as you prepare to travel to bring your child(ren) home.

6 courses | $75

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