What are some behaviors that are typical of children adopted internationally? How can parents help their children overcome these behaviors? In this course, we talked with Leah Strom, a social worker who has worked in the Child Welfare community for nearly 20 years. She is the Director of Social Work for International and Domestic adoption at Children’s Home Society & LSS of Minnesota.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 4 factors that can influence behaviors in a child adopted internationally.
  • Identify 3 typical behaviors to expect from children who have been institutionalized before adoption.
  • Explain how prenatal exposure can impact a child's behavior.
  • Identify 2 characteristics of the type of parenting that is effective to help children adjust post international adoption.

Outline for Typical Behaviors of Children Adopted Internationally.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*

 96.38 (b)(3)

 96.38 (b)(4)

 96.38 (b)(5)

 96.38 (b)(6)

 96.38 (b)(7)

 96.48 (b)(1)

 96.48 (b)(2)

 96.48 (b)(3)

 96.48 (b)(4)

 96.48 (b)(5)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements

Virginia Compliance









*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.