Education and training are an important part of the international adoption process. Although no parent can anticipate every issue they may encounter, beginning to prepare even before the adoption is complete will make for a much more successful transition to parenthood. All families adopting through Gladney's international adoption programs are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of training, the content of which meets the standards of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. Information on registering for this training is provided to adoptive parents in the "Gladney Approval Packet" once the home study has been completed. Gladney also offers a live 2 day workshop called "Pathways" which is required for all families planning to adopt a child over the age of 2. Your caseworker can provide you with more information on both training series.