Adoption Services at Jewish Family Service believes that there are many ways to gain knowledge, but being open to learning is always the first step. We recognize that some people like to curl up with a book, and this helps them to better prepare for their experience, or make sense of what is going on in their family. Other people need more interaction, so on-line training or watching a DVD about a topic of interest will hold their attention, and give them a step up. We also recognize that talking about what you are learning-with other adoptive parents, your AdoptionLinks Caseworker, or even you partner or spouse, helps you retain information in a meaningful way. Whatever works best for you, we trust you will find the resources here to start educational journey.
If you discover a resource that you find helpful and are willing to share, please let us know, so we can add to our list of training offerings. This is, by no means, an all-inclusive library of adoption.
If you would like to request an item from our Lending Library, please contact our Adoption Department at (717) 233-1681.