Should you consider adopting or fostering a child that is older than a child already in your family? Are there things you can do to make it easier for all the children? In this course, we talk with Teresa Bernu, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Adoption Center of Illinois, and Mark Lacava, LCSW and Chief Clinical Officer at Spence Chapin Services to Family and Children an Adoption organization in NYC.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Identify 3 issues families and children may face when birth order is changed through adoption or foster care.
  • Explain virtual or artificial twinning and list 3 issues that children and families may face.
  • List 5 things families should do if they plan to disrupt birth order through adoption or foster care.


Outline for Disrupting Birth Order in Adoption.pdf

*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.48 (c)


*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements