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Adoptive Parent Training

Pre-adoptive training is required by most placing organizations, and

licensing bodies and is required for all families. AFT offers Adoptive Parent

Training (APT) on an on-going basis for prospective adoptive parents and people interested in learning more about common issues and themes in adoption. 

The cost for APT is $150/person and is conducted over the course of four (4) days, for approximately two (2) hours each day. Training is offered in person and remotely. Participants receive a minimum of twelve (12) hours of course work. 

About the Instructor

Kristine Altwies is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working with adoptive families and providing training to adoptive parents for over 30 years. For more information, please check out the Meet our Therapists page. 


For more information about APT, please email

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