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November is Adoption month in the United States. This month The Downs Group LLC has offered a variety of resources for you related to adoption of older youth in care.

Highlighted Course: Adopting Older Youth

9 Tips for Prospective Parents of Older Youth

November Key Resources and Sites

Guest Blog: Celebrating Adoption

Keynote + Strategic Sharing Approach to Adoption of Older Youth

30 Questions for Prospective Parents to Ask Adoption Agencies/Workers

Guest Blog: Adoption is Not for Sissies

5 Myths About the Adoption of Older Youth

Guest Blog: Is There a Relationship Between Adopting Children/Teens and Divorce?

Research You Can Use: The Importance of the Adoptive Family’s Environment on the Adopted Youth

We hope these resources have been helpful to you and your work with young people. We encourage you to stay in touch with us as every month we will focus on a different, important topic concerning services and outcomes for older transition age youth. You can connect with us in each of the following ways:





And don’t forget that the last day to order your one day training on “Older Youth Adoption” at 33% off is November 30. If you would like this course delivered at your location please make your request here:  Info@DownsConsultingGroup.com


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Dr. Chris Downs has devoted much of his professional career to improving services and outcomes for older, at-risk youth. Chris is President of The Downs Group LLC, based in Seattle and has the pleasure of working with many talented professionals in child welfare and allied areas including his company Associates.