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Prospective Parents

Adoption 101

Many couples and individuals hoping to become parents or to expand their families look to adoption. This endeavor can be both exciting and overwhelming. There is so much information available about adoption that people often ask, “Where do I begin?”

Adoption 101 is a four-hour workshop intended for people looking into adoption for the first time and includes information on:

Key Decisions

  • Types of Adoption
  • Adoption Provider 

Three Roads to Adoption

  • Public, Waiting Child Adoption
  • Private, Domestic Infant Adoption
  • International Adoption

Financing an Adoption

  • Adoptive Parent Panel
  • Adoption is a Lifelong Journey
  • Questions and Answers

This workshop will give you a realistic overview of the adoption options and the process involved in each from both professionals and parents. The information and resources offered will help you make a decision about the best route for your adoption journey. Adoption Network Cleveland is a neutral source of information, as we are not an adoption agency facilitating any certain type of adoption.

Upcoming Adoption 101 Workshops

Where: Adoption Network Cleveland, 4614 Prospect Avenue East, Suite 550, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Parking is available on street and on the east side of the building

Member cost: $20 per person, $35 per couple

Non-Member cost: $35 per person, $55 per couple (Consider joining to get the member rate)
Add $5 if paying the day of the workshop.

Please note that space is limited and early registration is encouraged. If spots are available, walk-ins are welcome.

To register, click on your preferred date above.

For more information

Contact Julius Jackson, Training & Volunteer Coordinator, at or (216) 482-2324.

For information on our helpline and Adoption 101 & 201 for prospective adoptive parents, please download the flyer.

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