HERE'S WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS ARE SAYING . . .
“New Parents Academy has helped our families prepare for life with a newborn. Bonus is that it is catered to adopting families specifically, no more sitting in a room full of pregnant women. Our families can learn from the comforts of their own home. Our families love the checklist on what to bring to the hotel room with them when traveling for the birth and staying for the ICPC process.”
- Steffany Aye, Adoption-Beyond
"After attending the New Parents Academy online course, we have had waiting adoptive families share how confident they felt when bringing their baby home. They loved that they didn't have to feel awkward by attending a newborn care class at their local hospital with all pregnant families and also loved that they could go back and rewatch the webinars when they needed a refresher."
- Meredith Shepard, Heart of Adoptions
"I wish I would have known about Valerie when I adopted my son. She is a walking handbook for new parents and the tips she provides are amazing! I recommend New Parents Academy to all of the families we work with and for anyone preparing to welcome a newborn into their life."
- Rebecca Gruenspan, RG Adoption Consulting
"Hello Baby confidently recommends New Parents Academy to all of our adoptive parent clients. Families consistently report finding the course highly valuable as they navigate their new role as parents through adoption."
- Amy, Hello Baby Adoption Consultants
"Valerie's program is not like anything I've seen offered in the adoption world; she is helping people prepare for life with a newborn and speaks specifically to adopting families. Previously, adoptive-parents-to-be had to attend classes full of pregnant women where the topics weren't geared to their circumstances. Now they have a choice that has been created just for them."
- Nicole Witt, The Adoption Consultancy
"It can be hard to for prospective adoptive parents to find expecting parent workshops that focus less on birthing and nursing and instead include more information on infant care and the first weeks home. An adoptive parent’s journey to parenthood is unique and Valerie’s on-demand infant care class is designed specifically with the needs of adoptive parents in mind. Our families have loved the content she provides and feel more prepared for the exciting moment when they become parents."
- Kristy Galbraith, Adoptions From The Heart
“Our families have had the option of using the New Parents Academy training for some time. It is a great opportunity for those without a lot of newborn experience to learn and get tips from the pros. The ongoing support piece after completing the course is what I like for the families we serve. You can never have too much support when you are a first time parent!”
- Amy Imber, Connecting Hearts Adoption
"New Parents Academy adds the education piece that has been missing for adoptive parents!"
- Emily Bell, Transitions Adoption
"Valerie offers so much free content to her followers and members that it’s hard to imagine how much more would come with her full membership to Expecting 101…You’re Adopting. Her course is PACKED with tips, support, and education for future adoptive parents waiting to adopt a newborn! She thought of everything new adoptive parents need to know about newborn care, bonding with baby, moving through life after bringing baby home, and more. Adopting a baby can feel like a totally new thing, even for seasoned parents or families who have adopted before. Hopeful adoptive parents in our program have only great things to say about their investment in Valerie’s course, how it helped to prepare and educate themselves while they wait to adopt (just as they would be able to do if they were pregnant and waiting to give birth). Valerie puts her heart and experience into encouraging and helping future adoptive parents to use the time waiting to become the confident, equipped parents their future baby will need."
- Libby Denniston, Lifetime Adoption