“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Changes to Adoption Education - A Letter from the Coorporate Offices of LDS Family Services to Current Adoption Applicants

Dear Adoptive Applicants

We are pleased to announce that LDS Family Services has partnered with Adoption LearningPartners (“ALP”) to provide pre-adoption training for all LDS Family Services couples. Adoption Learning Partners offers an array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption. We believe that this new training approach offers many benefits:
·         Training workshops can be taken anytime, anywhere.
·         Greater variety of interactive training workshops.
·         Lifetime access to completed training workshops.

Effective October 1st, 2012, LDS Family Services will no longer provide pre-adoption training with the exception of the agency orientation training. All new prospective adoptive couples seeking services from LDS Family Services will be required to receive agency orientation training and complete the ALP training that has been designated by LDS Family Services. This training consists of four (4) designated two (2) hour courses and one (1) elective course, to be selected by the prospective adoptive parents.[1] This training must be completed before a couple may include their profile on the agency’s It’s About Love Website.

The AdoptionLearning Partners’ fee for the new client training program is $129.00 per person. Each person must register and take the courses individually. Training certificates will only be issued to individuals and not couples. Couples must provide copies of their training certificates to LDS Family Services.

Current LDS Family Services clients that have not completed their 10 hour training requirement by October 1, 2012, may select any ALP training course(s), including webinars, to complete their training.[2]
If you have questions, please contact your case worker.

[1] If your state of residence requires specific training not provided by ALP or more than ten (10) hours of pre-adoption training, you will be required to comply with your state requirements.
[2] The cost of individual training courses ranges from $10 to $20 per person, per hour.

1 comment:

LP said...

I completed the first class today. It was called Let's Talk Adoption. If anyone has questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Larissa