As part of the requirements, we’re supposed to complete ten hours of online parent training. This is required by the Hague Convention. Just for the record, Jordan has already done some, I have not. Apparently it’s a lot to do with adoption-specific issues and cultural information, and not about how to change a diaper.
I remember going to a training class before Jo was born. Why you sign up for these things, I don’t know. It taught about the five S’s of how to calm a baby: swinging, soothing, sssshhhing, swaddling, and I can’t even remember the 5th S. Anyway! None of it worked and she screamed colic for 5 months straight. Ain’t no class gonna prepare you for that!
But like I said, this is a whole other kettle of fish that I’m sure is actually worthwhile. I hope it will cover topics you don’t deal with when a child is born to you, such as attachment and bonding. I’ll be interested to learn more about it, when a get a free minute. Hopefully it will bolster the self-education we are trying to fit in on the side.