Russian Adoption Training
As of April 26, 2013, World View Adoption Association (Toronto) is able to provide the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Child Development (OCD) approved Russian Adoption Training as per Russian Federation law. This training is for prospective adoptive parents across Canada as well as to parents in any other country.
- Note: This training is available to any prospective parents registered with any adoption agency in any Canadian province or in any country.
The course will prepare prospective parents for the online testing necessary to acquire the “Certificate of Training” (issued by University of Pittsburgh OCD) which will be submitted as part of the dossier to the Russian court.
- As of August 24, 2012, Russia law mandates that prospective adoptive parents obtain 40 to 80 hours* of pre-adoption training prior to completing an adoption from Russia. The Russian Law states that at least 30 hours of this training * must be in a face-to-face setting with a trainer while the requirement for proving completion of the remaining 10-50 hours can be achieved in various ways. See Russian Law Extract on the left for a translated extract of the Russian law as it pertains to Russian Adoption Training.
- Russian Adoption Training developed by the University of Pittsburgh (OCD) is recognized by the Russian Federation as meeting the requirements of the Russian law. This is further evidenced by more than 225 approved court orders across more than 28 regions, including 5 approved court orders for pipeline cases which were allowed to reach completion post the ban on US adoptions.
*Exact number of hours depends on the region you are adopting from.
For more information on the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Child Development (OCD), please see the following link: