Private PRIDE sessions are offered on a variety of schedules, including evening and weekend sessions. Prospective adoptive parents may enrol in any PRIDE session that is convenient to them. Whenever possible, applicant participation in the adoption training program should be coincide with their adoption homestudy. The PRIDE curriculum provides information to help prepare all adoptive parents for the responsibilities involved in raising their children.
All PRIDE trainers have received comprehensive training and have been approved by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Each session is taught by two co-leaders, one an adoption professional and the other an experienced adoptive or foster parent. The course is designed to address the common learning needs of all group participants, regardless of their specific adoption plans. Once an applicant has completed their pride training, their certification will never expire and is valid for any type of adoption.