Adopting older children internationally:
making a decision and coping with post-adoption difficulties

Meet your instructors
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Jody Sciortino, LCSW
Introduction

How it all begins for a child

Part I. Before adoption: Will it work for me?

Unit 1. Older internationally adopted children as a group

Unit 2. Making a decision to adopt internationally

Part II. After adoption: Helping your child settle in

Unit 3. Building the family together and resolving emotional issues

Unit 4. Managing behavior and building new skills

Unit 5. Addressing educational issues

Part III. Parental skills:
Updating your parental techniques and reaching out
for help

Unit 6. Parental survival skills

Unit 7. Professional medical and psychological help for your child