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PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education) is the curriculum chosen in Ontario to provide adoption education to all prospective adopting applicants. It is a nine-module program with content in the areas of:

  • The adoption process in Ontario – Ontario – Public, Private and International
  • Attachment
  • Loss
  • Child development
  • Family relationships
  • Adoption issues
  • Placement challenges
  • Discipline
  • The impact of adoption on the family

Our PRIDE Program

Sofie Stergianis, and her training team, offer the PRIDE Program in a way that keeps participants energized and engaged.

Not only are the three team members professional trainers, they are also experienced adoptive parents - their stories will truly change the way you come into adoption.

Our program offers enhancements in private and international adoption, and includes additional topics such as: the process and considerations of private and international adoption (and further on a CAS adoption); understanding open adoption relationships; your losses in adoption; how to talk to your child about adoption; positive adoption language; how to answer the questions you will get about adoption; dealing with your family members; etc.

The goal of our program is to present the curriculum in an informative, stimulating, and entertaining learning environment. The philosophy of our training group is that education should be enjoyable (even if it is mandatory).

The program will include a wealth of interesting examples and anecdotes, as well as a variety of adoption videos. A wide array of informative adoption materials will be displayed for your viewing, as well as additional hand-out materials. Included also will be presentations by adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents.

Continental breakfast as well as a full hot lunch will be provided on all three, of the full day training days, and snacks on the last day. Training sessions will be the Toronto area, in convenient locations with free parking.

Course fee may be claimed under many medical plans, and, can be used as a tax expense/tax credit

Hotel options available upon request

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