Sunday, January 20, 2013
Adoption Education. Another step along the way.
China is a Hague country. The Hague convention established standard adoption procedures in order to safeguard intercountry adoptions. Click here to read more about the Hague Convention. Because of this, there are certain education requirements we had to fulfill.
1. Online Hague Class - 10 hours
2. Online International Adoption Clinic Seminars - 9 hours
3. Read The Connected Child book
4. Read 2 State Department websites: one all about China and one specifically about travel to China
We are happy to report that we both officially finished all four requirements. I feel like we have a much better understanding of adoption, orphan care in China, what things may look like as we travel and bring our little guy home, what initial adjustments we may face, and what long term issues we may face.
And it was very confirming. We feel even more passionate about this adoption now.