Parents that are adopting children through Gladney’s New Beginnings State Adoption Program are required to attend training.
The New Beginnings Parent Adoption Training is a required course for parents who wish to adopt a child out of the state foster care system. This three day competency-based program is designed to prepare prospective adoptive parents for the challenges of parenting children that have experienced past trauma. The New Beginnings Training covers parent and child attachments, developmental needs, behavior interventions, the effects of abuse and neglect, discipline techniques, separation grief and loss, family relations, agency relations, child safety, and CPR/First Aid.
Gladney offers the New Beginnings course quarterly, and both adoptive parents must attend.
The New Beginnings - State Adoption Training is a prerequisite for:
- New Beginnings Adoption Program Approval
- Home Study Approval
- Pathways Training (please contact your caseworker for registration information)
Gladney Family Associations across the country provide parent to parent support for all Gladney families.
Every year in the U.S., medically fragile infants are born every day. The Gladney Center for Adoption has a program for infants with non-correctable medical and/or congenital conditions. Learn More
The Independent Adoption program allows adoptive parents who have already located their own birthmother to utilize the outstanding adoption services Gladney provides for both the birth mother and the adoptive parents. Learn More