At Agenzija Tama we believe that the Adoption Training courses should not be just any other course you legally need in order to start the journey of adoption. We believe that these courses should be an experience for both the social worker and the PAPs attending such courses. We want to avoid as much as possible the lecturer – student lesson type but through the use of case studies, films and other interactive material we see that everyone gets involved and at the end of the training the PAPs will feel as part of a bigger family.
The adoption training courses offered by Agenzija Tama are delivered by qualified and experienced social workers who have worked in the field of adoptions for several years. The training covers several issues and is in accordance with The Hague requirements and approved by the Malta Central Authority.
During the adoption training, the following topics will be covered:
- Adoption and Dual Identity. Legal background of adoption;
- Separation and Attachment. Welcome book and Life Story Book;
- Parenting. Developmental Millstones and delayed development;
- Experiences of adoptive Parents. Identity challenges. Race and adoption;
- Helping a child settle with his/her new adoptive family;
- Children and Abuse. Medical issues in International Adoption;
- Post adoption Reports. Legal procedures after adoption.
At the start of each course the PAPs will be given a file with all the course material and also additional reading material. At the end of the course and having attended at least 6 of the 7 sessions, the PAPs will be given a Certificate of Completion of the course which can then be used together with the Home Study Report to obtain approval by the Adoptions Board, Malta.
Group Adoption Training course
Adoption group training will be carried out in a fully equipped and modern meeting room. Normally a maximum of 4 couples will follow this course each time. The course training will be spread over 7 sessions of 2 hours each every week. Should you be interested in following a Group Adoption Training course, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone directly on 99052334.
Individual Adoption Training course
For those who are unable to attend in-person group training, Agenzija Tama offers the service of Individual adoption training. This means that the PAPs will have one-to-one training with their social worker. Dates, times and location will be agreed upon by the two parties and Agenzija Tama. Should you be interested in following a Group Adoption Training course, please send your request to email@example.com or phone directly on 99052334.