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Training for Adoption Professionals

Our library of on-demand webinar style courses are designed to meet the needs of today's adoption professionals, offering:

Experts with specialized areas of experience in adoption

Relevancy for a broad range of professional skill levels

Professional development and continuing education for professionals

An affordable option that's easy to access

Exploring Adoption: Counseling Expectant Parents

Created by birth parents and experienced professionals, Exploring Adoption is a FREE training course from NCFA that combines recent research, best practices, and personal stories to educate and equip those serving today’s expectant and birth parent population. The course offers 3 Social Work CE credits.

Intercountry Adoption Journey

NCFA offers an online Hague-compliant training program called The Intercountry Adoption Journey for prospective adoptive parents. Adoption Professionals also utilize the Intercountry Adoption Journey for staff training. The Intercountry Adoption Journey course is $90/person. IAJ is $75 for NCFA member professionals. Members can access the discount code by logging in to the member portal.

In the case of a two-parent prospective adoptive family, each parent must enroll separately and complete the course individually in order to generate a certificate and demonstrate that each parent participated.

NCFA member agencies are eligible to receive a free 30-day preview of the training to evaluate the course as a potential educational tool for their clients. Contact Amy Wolfe ( to receive access to the preview.

Foreign Supervised Provider Training

NCFA's Foreign Supervised Provider training is a 1.5 hour online course that educates and equips FSPs for best practices that adhere to applicable laws and regulations.

Additional Resources

Job Board

Search open positions for adoption professionals at NCFA member agencies

Adoption Advocate Publication

The Adoption Advocate is a free publication created by NCFA to educate and support adoption professionals, policymakers, families, child welfare specialists, and other interested parties on today's most relevant child welfare and adoption issues.

Helpful Articles

A listing of recent and past articles from NCFA staff and guest authors on a range of topics pertinent to professionals and the broader adoption community.