Step 3: MAPP Training

All prospective adoptive parents are required to complete a 30-hour training program called Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP). MAPP Training is designed to provide you with information about how and why children enter the foster care system, and about what adoption may mean for you and your family. The purpose of MAPP Training is to assist you in making the best decision that you can about whether adoption is right for you, and about the kinds of issues and challenges you may be able to help an adopted child overcome.