YOU'VE ADOPTED... now what?
Over the past 17 years we have personally adopted 4 times both domestically and internationally. By far the most difficult challenges we faced came AFTER the adoption when our role as a parent began. We’ve learned through some pretty hard lessons that no specific parenting formula or book or style works in every situation. In fact, the very opposite…each child is unique. Each family is unique.
The need for a personalized support AFTER the adoption process ends, is apparent.
As the adoptive parents of kids aging from 8-18, we are still on a journey to “figure things out” but we have the amazing benefit of a highly qualified team of professionals surrounding us and supporting us with tools needed to not only survive but thrive! Join us on the continued journey of parenting greatness! Let’s do this together!
POST ADOPTION CONSULT
If you just took placement and need to speak to your consultant regarding finalization or seek advice on how to establish communication with your child’s birth parent, schedule your post adoption consult.
Finding Healing Through Connections is a 6 part video series for adoptive and foster parents by Social Worker and Parent Trainer, Loryn Smith.
We are excited to announce that Christian Adoption Consultants is partnering with Master Level Licensed Social Worker, Loryn Smith, to provide post adoption training and individual family coaching sessions.
You can schedule a time to speak with Loryn, or one of her parent coaches, via Zoom and she can address your specific concerns and provide personalized advice and guidance.
Loryn has over forty years of experience in the child welfare system, working both professionally and personally to impact the lives of children. She has worked as a marriage and family counselor, served as a Director for both public and private foster care/adoption agencies, and directed the Training Program for an adoption support center. Loryn has been certified through Rutger’s University and NACAC as an Adoption Competent Trainer, and has been trained in the Trust Based Relational Intervention Method.
Loryn brings to her position a personal passion as she and her husband fostered for thirty years. She is the mother of twenty children, twelve of whom were adopted through the foster care system, one who was adopted privately, and two of whom were not formally adopted, but are considered permanent members of the family. Loryn is a frequent trainer in her community and across the nation, bringing practical application of parenting skills for children impacted by abuse and neglect. Her Family Coaching Services involve working directly with families to assist them in developing effective parenting strategies for challenging children.