This is a virtual course!

This class fulfills the current 12-hour requirement for adoption approval of foster parents who were trained in STARS to become approved as an adoptive resource.  You must attend all 12 hours to receive credit.  This training covers the adoption process, common issues in adoption, as well as practical ways to address challenges.   If you are interested in taking this course, you need to have your licensing worker register you.


Director of Training

Joe Yearns

Joe Yearns is the Director of Training at FosterAdopt Connect. Joe spent ten years in the finance industry, building training and quality assurance measures for corporations, he and his husband, Clayton, fostered and eventually adopted four children. Clayton and Joe were one of the first same-sex couples in Jackson County, Missouri, to have a single adoption from foster care. In addition to raising their youngest boys, Joe is actively involved in foster care advocacy and working with their local school district to ensure the voices of children impacted by foster care are being heard. Currently, Joe and his family reside in Raymore, MO, where they actively contribute to the development of their community.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Zoom Link - Day 1

    • Zoom Link - Day 2

  2. 2
    • Spaulding

  3. 3
    • Survey