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Prospective Parents

Adoption 101

Many couples and individuals hoping to become parents or to expand their families look to adoption. This endeavor can be both exciting and overwhelming. There is so much information available about adoption that people often ask, “Where do I begin?”

Adoption 101 is a four-hour workshop intended for people looking into adoption for the first time and includes information on:

Key Decisions

  • Type of Adoption
  • Adoption Provider 

Three Roads to Adoption

  • Public, Waiting Child Adoption
  • Private, Domestic Infant Adoption
  • International Adoption

Financing an Adoption

  • Adoptive Parent Panel
  • Adoption is a Lifelong Journey
  • Questions and Answers

This workshop will give you a realistic overview of the adoption options and the process involved in each from both professionals and parents. The information and resources offered will help you make a decision about the best route for your adoption journey. Adoption Network Cleveland is a neutral source of information, as we are not an adoption agency facilitating any certain type of adoption.

Click here to learn more about our Permanency Navigation program as well as Adoption 101 and 201.

Dates for Workshops in 2018:

  • Saturday, February 10   
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Saturday, August 11
  • Saturday, November 17

When: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Adoption Network Cleveland, 4614 Prospect Avenue East, Suite 550, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Parking available on street and on the east side of the building

Member cost: $20 per person, $35 per couple
Non-Member cost: $35 per person, $55 per couple (Consider joining to get the member rate)
Add $5 if paying the day of the workshop.

Please note that space is limited and early registration is encouraged. If spots are available, walk-ins are welcome.

For more information about these workshops, contact Julius Jackson, Permanency Navigator and Training Coordinator at (216) 482-2324 or


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