The IAC requires all of it’s adoptive families to go through what they call their Weekend Intensive. This is a two day workshop where they discuss the agency and adoption process that everyone will be going through in the coming months. It really was an intensive weekend just like the name led us to believe! We got lots of information about the agency and the process of adoption when using them specifically. They talked about everything from the paperwork, the home study, waiting for an adoption, the match meetings, and finally placement and all that comes afterwards.
At times it seemed like information over load but luckily between the notes and the handouts we should be good when we need to review a specific topic. We also love who our counselor is as she also did the first informational meeting a couple months ago that we attended and feel like we have gotten to know her well at this point.
In addition to the new topics and information we also met some great people that are going through this at the same time as us. Hopefully, we will stay in touch with some of them as we continue in the process.