Adoption Preparation Classes

These classes focus on certain aspects of adoption issues, but most of them are also appropriate to use for ongoing training for all foster parents. You are welcome to take any of them by registering at the 800# where you will receive information about locations. Be aware that some are very specific such as the infertility class which is for parents experiencing infertility issues and the kinship class which is for those people planning to adopt a relative’s child.

Clases de Preparacion para Adopcion

Estas clases se enfocan en ciertos aspectos de cuestiones de adopción, pero la mayoría de ellas también califican para cumplir con las horas de entrenamiento requeridas para todos los padres de crianza. Usted es bienvenido a tomar cualquiera de ellas, registrándose en el #800 donde recibirá información sobre las ubicaciones. Tenga en cuenta que algunas clases son muy específicas como la clase de infertilidad que es para los padres que están experimentando problemas de infertilidad y la clase de parentesco que es para aquellas personas que planean adoptar a un niño de un pariente.

Please Note: Certificates are e-mailed as PDF documents 2 weeks after taking the class.

COVID-19 Update

Grossmont College
Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Education Program

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

An update to the Order of the San Diego Public Health Officer effective June 19, 2020 continues to prohibit public or private gatherings unless otherwise specified in the Health Order. Based on this information, FAKCE will continue to only offer online Zoom classes for all of our classes and Resource Parent support groups. When the Public Health Order changes to allow in person classes, we will provide an update to our class schedule at that time. Hope you and your family and the children you care for are staying healthy and safe.

Sincerely, FAKCE Administration

San Diego Health Order:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/HealthOfficerOrderCOVID19.pdf

 


All Classes

Sep 2022

Online | Adoptive Matching

Online | Adoptive Matching

09/29/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class is for families who are waiting to be matched with a child.  This class does not apply to relative caregivers This class outlines [...]

Oct 2022

Online | Risk Factors 1 & 2

Online | Risk Factors 1 & 2

10/04/2022 - 10/06/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Both sessions must be taken for full credit Registering for part 1 will automatically register you for part 2 Tuesday, September 4 & Thursday, September [...]
Online | Adopting After Infertility

Online | Adopting After Infertility

10/05/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class is for couples who are experiencing infertility only Designed for people with infertility issues who are planning to adopt. It will examine grief [...]
Online | Kinship Adoption

Online | Kinship Adoption

10/11/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class is for relatives adopting only Designed for those adopting a relative’s child. This class explores life changes, changing roles, and relationships with birth [...]
Online | Embracing Your Child’s Heritage

Online | Embracing Your Child’s Heritage

10/13/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Especially relevant for those who plan to adopt cross-culturally, this class will broaden your awareness of race as an ongoing issue of an individual’s development [...]
Online| Adoption the Lifelong Process

Online| Adoption the Lifelong Process

10/18/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class explores the various issues that adoptive families face throughout their lifetimes. It covers core issues, how to talk to children about adoption, and [...]
En Linea | Adopción Por Parientes

En Linea | Adopción Por Parientes

10/20/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Diseñado para quienes están adoptando a un niño de un pariente Explora los cambios de vida, cambio de personalidad y las relaciones con los padres [...]
Online | Adult Adoptee Panel

Online | Adult Adoptee Panel

10/20/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A panel of adults who were adopted as children will share their perceptions about identity issues for adoptees, growing up adopted, searches and reunions with [...]
Online | Adoption in the Movies

Online | Adoption in the Movies

10/24/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Get your family talking about adoption naturally through the magic of films.  Movies about adoption help all members of the family explore the pain and [...]
Online | Adoptive Matching

Online | Adoptive Matching

10/25/2022    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This class is for families who are waiting to be matched with a child.  This class does not apply to relative caregivers This class outlines [...]
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In addition to these classes, there is another 18-hour series class in ongoing training that can meet the Adoption topic requirements: ATTACHMENT PARENTING