Friday, February 18, 2011

Adoption Course Weekend!!

This weekend Derek and I have the second half of our adoption PRIDE course (It stands for something....Parent Resource...It escapes me right now). Anyway, it's a required course for the government of Ontario. You have to have taken this course in order to pass the homestudy. So we are taking it in Toronto this weekend. I am so excited!! When we went to the first half a couple weekends ago I was very skeptical. I was prepared to have to sit through a boring course and get a certificate at the end. But it was a great course. I think a lot of that had to do with our presenters. They are so knowledgeable and they were answering many of our questions. It was very practical.
We learned a lot about how to care for infants who spend their first year in an orphanage. If a child has not had physical touch, or affection during the first year of their life it actually affects how they form attachments to people later on. They need to be shown how to attach themselves to people in a healthy way. It's a huge deal and I will go more into detail after this weekend. But definitely there is a lot of things you have to consider when taking a child from an orphanage and putting them into a home with a family. It's not easy.
Anyway, more about that later....I think I will have lots to talk about on Monday so stay tuned :)


Anita said...

I've been reading up a lot of the issues adopted kids face(domestic or international, infant or older kid adoptions), and a blog that I have found very informative is She does not gloss over difficult issues (and there can be a LOT of them with adopted kids)and has a godly, wise and practical perspective. We're doing PRIDE next weekend (just a one day course on Saturday). I'm looking forward to it!

V.Grace said...

Thanks Anita, I'll definitely check out that blog!! It's exciting to know someone whose been there already :)