Live webinars

Join us for one of our informative and educational live webinars on topics relating to all stages of your adoption journey.

Live webinars allow you to  be part of an online audience and ask questions live to the presenter. Click on the View our education calendar for upcoming sessions link below the course descriptions to check out the time and date of the live webinar and to register.

Live Webinars 

Attachment and Adoption
If you are interested in creating and maintaining healthy parent/child attachments in your adoptive family, this webinar series is for you. Learn about secure and insecure attachments, trauma, grief and loss, transitions and more. Take away some new ideas, practical skills and strategies to build success in your family. 
Format: Three 1-hour webinars
Cost for Live Webinar: $20
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Food Issues in Adoption
Feeding adoptive children can pose many challenges to the adoptive family--at any stage in the process and throughout their lifetime. Join us for this new advanced webinar on Food Issues in Adoption.  Issues such as malnutrition, feeding challenges, feeding & attachment, and building trust through healthy food habits will be covered. 
Format: One 1.5-hour webinar
Cost for Live Webinar: 
$20
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Infertility to Adoption
Join us to explore family building alternatives and learn about infertility options both locally and abroad, connect with resources for overcoming girief and loss, and take home the tools to help you decide when and if to move from infetility to adoption.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for Live Webinar: $20
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International Adoption for BC Residents 
This one hour webinar covers adoption options, current trends, available programs and general processes for international applicants.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for Live Webinar: $20 
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Laughter and Tears in the First Year
They laughed, they cried - it became a part of them. An adoptive mother of two boys tells the very real story of her family’s first year after adopting an older child. Her younger son joined her family at 7 yrs old, after spending over 5 years in multiple foster homes in BC. This mom's stories and insights bring a mix of emotion, good humour, and wisdom to her account of what was the most challenging and rewarding year of their lives. Learned during a “crash course in extreme parenting,” she shares the twelve significant lessons her adoptive family has learned to live by.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for Live Webinar: $20 
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Safe Babies Webinar Workshop
If you are planning to adopt a baby or toddler, locally or internationally, this course is for you - especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self care and more in this online webinar workshop. Important: Infant/child first aid training is not included in this online workshop. To receive a completion certificate for this Safe Babies course, participants are required to get Infant/child first aid training and provide a copy of their certificate to the AFABC registrar.  Infant/child first aid training is offered across the province through St. Johns Ambulance and other first aid organizations.  Note: This webinar workshop is not intended for foster parents. 
Format: Three 1.5 hour online webinars
Cost for Live Webinar Workshop: $115/person
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Siblings in Adoption
Are you thinking about adopting siblings?  Are you concerned about how your kids will respond to your new adopted child? Join us for this exciting new two-part webinar series that focuses on the effect adoption can have on siblings.  In Part 1 we look at the importance of sibling relationships and how to prepare your child and family for a new adopted child. Part 2 then focuses on the benefit of adopting sibling groups as well as how to navigate scenarios when siblings are not adopted together. 
Format: Two 1-hour webinars
Cost for Live Webinar: $20
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Transitioning Children and Youth into Adoption
Foster and adoptive parents all have key roles in successfully preparing and transitioning children and youth from foster care into adoption. If you are a foster parent or a prospective adoptive parent, this two-part webinar series is for you!
Format: 
Two 1-hour webinars
Cost for Live Webinar: 
$20
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.

Transracial and Crosscultural Adoption
Do you have questions about raising a transracial family? Join us for a one-hour introduction to Transracial and Crosscultural Adoption. In this informative webinar, we will cover issues such as family identity and diversity, ages and stages, and stereotypes and racism. This live webinar is a great introduction to our face-to-face Transracial Parenting Workshop Series, and includes a question and answer period, so bring your questions!
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for Live Webinar: $20
View our education calendar for upcoming sessions.