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Openly Talking With Children About Adoption

November 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Openly Talking with Children About Adoption equips adoptive parents with the skills necessary to talk honestly and positively with children about their adoption experiences. Participants will explore how to begin the conversation with their adopted child at various developmental stages. This training also addresses some of the common fears and misconceptions surrounding openly and honestly discussing adoption with their children.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand their own feelings regarding a child’s adoption before discussing it with their children.
  • Discuss strategies to honestly and openly share a child’s adoption experience with that child.

ASK-VIP trainings are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents. Skilled trainers who have lived experiences with fostering and adoption provide these trainings in a virtual group setting. There is 1.5 hours of ongoing, elective foster parent training credit available for Kentucky’s foster parents.

Create an account or log-in to register for this training. A reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, or computer with web camera is needed to participate. If there are two adults in the same household that want to participate in this training, each person must register separately. Foster parent training credit is administered based on the duration of the meeting and each attendee’s participation. Training credit is only available if you have not participated in this training within the past twelve months.


If you have any questions about this training or how to register, please email ask@uky.edu or call 859-257-7361.