In this course, we talk about how to prepare the children already in the home for adoption with Gail Heaton, the biological mother to five children and an adoptive mother to twins. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) practitioner and Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. She founded Suddenly Siblings™ to help parents prepare their children already in the home when a family adopts or fosters.   We also talk with Molly Heaton, an adult resident sibling, and a big sister for 15 years to Russian-born, orphanage-raised, twin adoptive brothers with special needs due to early trauma.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of adoption and be able to explain the meaning to all kids.
  • Understand secondary traumatic stress.
  • List basic lessons to help resident children understand adoption.
  • Understand how to prepare children for the expected changes to their routines after adoption.


Outline for Preparing Children Already in the Home for an Adoption.pdf

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