The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) International Adoption Center at Children’s of Alabama is hosting its adoption boot camp seminar on Saturday, June 3 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The event is designed for anyone considering international or domestic adoption, already in the adoption process or works with children who have been adopted. Attendees will receive a comprehensive prospective on the unique challenges and rewards of building a family through adoption. Specific topics include medical challenges, emotional and behavioral challenges, and development (ages and stages) of the adopted child. There will also be an adoption simulation experience and a parent panel for questions. “I can’t imagine what it would have been like had we not attended this seminar,” said a newly adoptive parent at the clinic. “It was tremendously impactful and we felt prepared for the journey ahead. I would tell every parent considering adoption to make sure you get to boot camp!” The adoption boot camp is one of the longest running educational seminars in the adoption community and is approved for continuing education units for registered nurses and social workers. Registration cost for professionals is $50. The family rate is $150 for a family of four, and $10 for each additional family member or friend. Space is limited. For more details or to register, contact the International Adoption Clinic at 205-638-6964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.