Introduction to International Child Adoption

International Child Adoption

Course Summary

Introduction to International Child Adoption

Learning Objectives: 

  • Children’s needs
  • Identity and Lifelong needs
  • Safeguarding
  • Adoption Agencies
  • National Minimum Standards
  • Relevant Orders and Acts
  • Preparation of applicants
  • Matching with a child
  • Language and communication
  • Working with BAME applicants
  • Preparation of children

About the speaker: 

Jan Way, Intercountry Adoption Manager, Intercountry Adoption Centre (IAC)

Jan Way has been a social worker since 1975, working in a range of settings including hospitals, local authorities and adoption agencies. For the last 30 years she has worked in the adoption field, specialising in inter-country adoption and working as a senior manager for IAC- The Centre for Adoption. She now acts as the training and research advisor for the agency. She has published several articles in journals on intercountry adoption and the issues and challenges that arise with these placements and runs specialist training sessions on these topics. In 2019 she was awarded a MBE for her work in intercountry adoption.

Jan is also an adopted person and an adoptive mother, having adopted a daughter from South America. In addition to her daughter, who is now 33, she has two grown up birth daughters.

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