Know the Couple
You need to know the underlying dynamics of the relationship when you are working with a couple preparing to adopt or foster a child. It is critical to understand the couple's assumptions about the journey of bringing a child into the family and how that will impact their relationship. This assessment will help enrich your interviewing process.
Couples often assume that bringing a child into the family will be an exciting transition filled with so much love that any bumps along the way will be less impactful. The reality is that adding a new member of the family brings an entirely new level of dynamics. Help make prospective parents aware of expectations and encourage them to consider the many ways their relationship may change before they bring in a child.
Identify Healthy Couples
While no relationship is perfect, it is important to place children in homes with healthy role models and stable relationships. PREPARE/ENRICH provides a wealth of information on each individual, their relationship, and their background.
Prepare Prospective Parents
The Pre-Adoption/Pre-Foster Care assessment version is specifically designed to identify unrealistic expectations and create opportunities for healthy dialogue as couples prepare to bring an adopted/foster child into their family system.
Trust the Results
The items and scales in the inventory are statistically valid and reliable. Percentage scores are based on comparisons with a norm group of over 50,000 couples. This assessment allows you and the couple to confidently move forward in the process.