Adoption Academy for Prospective Adoptive Parents Offered at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

February 28, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital has once again teamed up with The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School (NCALP) to offer Adoption Academy: Taking the Mystery Out of the Adoption Process. This program was developed with the goal to bring information together in a comprehensive and sensitive manner to help prospective parents make informed adoption choices.

Adoption Academy includes three tracks a CORE track that examines issues all prospective adoptive parents need to address; a domestic track for those interested in adopting children in the United States; and an international track for those interested in adopting abroad. The CORE track is recommended for all participants as it lays the foundation for the specialized series, the domestic and international tracks.

With support from Abbott Nutrition, NCALP and Nationwide Childrens, Adoption Academy is available to parents outside of central Ohio. Each class will be simulcast via webinar from the classrooms at Nationwide Childrens to audiences hosted by Akron Childrens Hospital, the Childrens Medical Center of Dayton and Toledo Childrens Hospital. Audience members at these locations will have the opportunity to participate in live discussions with the presenters and class in Columbus.

The CORE track begins March 5 and runs on Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. for four weeks as follows: March 5, 12, 19 and 26. The domestic track begins April 2 and runs on Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. for four weeks as follows: April 2, 9, 16 and 23. The international track begins April 30 and runs on Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. for four weeks as follows: April 30, May 7, 14 and 21.

All classes are held at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Education Center, 700 Childrens Dr. A program fee for each track is $20 for the first person and $15 for each additional person. 

For program information and registration, call Nationwide Childrens at (614) 355-0662 or visit www.nationwidechildrens.org/edu.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.