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Adoption class offers unique resource for local families
Individuals or couples preparing to adopt or those with a newly adopted baby at home can find answers to their questions with SJRMC’s new adoption class. Adoption is a private, emotional and special experience. Oh baby, what now? Adoption Class at SJRMC enable adoptive parents to learn how to prepare and care for a newborn baby in an environment that understands their unique situation and specific needs. The class was developed with support from local pediatricians, our Clinical Education Department and nurses from our Family Birthplace. Classes will be run by our registered nurses and include time for Q & A with both nurses and a physician. Our class offers parents the opportunity to meet other families going through a similar experience and connects them with resources for adoptive families in our community Topics will include: •What to expect at the hospital •Involvement during the birth •How to prepare for and address legal matters •Birth certificates & social security cards •Visitation •Bonding with your child •Caring for your newborn -Circumcision -Immunizations -Feeding, sleeping, bathing, etc. -Car seat safety -Basic newborn care 2011 Class Schedule May 16 August 15 November 21 Classes will be held at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center at 5215 Holy Cross Parkway in Mishawaka, Indiana, in the 4th Floor Education Room. Class time is from 6:30 - 8 pm and includes a tour of the unit for those who are interested. Class is free of charge. Donations are accepted and appreciated as we continued to develop this program for adoptive families in our community. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 574.335.2323.

Saint Joseph Health System  |  5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545  |  574.335.5000

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