This seminar complies with US State Department regulations mandated by the Hague convention on Intercountry Adoption.

What will we learn at this seminar?


  • To develop awareness and sensitivity to the importance of the child’s birth family, heritage, and culture.
  • To increase understanding and sensitivity to how loss impacts the child and family.
  • To increase understanding of the on-going process of adoption for the child and family.
  • To identify characteristics of children available for adoption.
  • To strengthen your awareness of the developmental stages for children.
  • To understand the attachment cycle and developmental themes of adoption.

2019 Seminar dates:

  • 2/9/19            Manchester, NH
  • 3/23/19          Waltham, MA
  • 5/4/19            Manchester, NH
  • 6/8/19            Waltham, MA
  • 9/7/19            Manchester, NH
  • 11/2/19          Waltham, MA
  • 12/14/19        Manchester, NH

To register for the Adoption Preparation Seminar, download the below registration form and return to Kelly Smith, LICSW at

PO Box 4029
Concord, NH 03302

Download the Registration Form