Domestic Workshops

IAC runs a range of workshops to support prospective adoptive parents both during the pre adoption stage and after adoption.

Preparation Courses pre adoption

As part of Stage One of the Approval Process prospective adoptive parents are required to attend a preparation course. The course runs over three days and offers the chance to explore in depth the rewards and challenges involved in parenting an adopted child.

“I think IAC have a really important role in improving the 'mythbusting' world of adoption”
“It was fantastically useful”
“So glad I came to the course. I feel much better prepared.”
“The facilitators years of practical experience lent a very useful dose of reality to the experience”


Additional Preparation Modules as required

  • Parenting a child across racial and ethnic boundaries. This half day course is for prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt a child who is racially or ethnically different from themselves.
  • Adopting siblings. A half day course for prospective adopters wishing to adopt siblings.

Workshops following approval

IAC runs Adoption Support Workshops run throughout each year on such topics as Exploring Adoption with Children, Life Story Work, Building Attachment through Play, Paediatric First Aid, Making Chatter Matter, Adoption and Schools and Adoption and the Teenage years amongst others.

“Being given examples of theraplay games was very useful. Group discussion was helpful. I found the video about the treasure basket very useful! Great material to take home!”
“I thought this was the best adoption session I have attended”