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Intercountry Adoption Journey

Please note: This course will be migrated to our new online learning system on April 17th. If you enroll prior to April 17th you will have until April 26th to complete the course in the current system. If you cannot complete the course by then, we recommend that you wait to enroll in the new system. We can send you an email with the link to the course in the new system on April 17th - just let us know that you're interested by emailing Amy Wolfe at awolfe@adoptioncouncil.org.


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 (awolfe@adoptioncouncil.org) to receive access to the preview. Learn more and enroll. ​

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Foreign Supervised Provider Training

Please note: This course will be migrated to our new online learning system on April 10th. If you cannot complete the course by that date, we recommend that you wait to enroll in the new system. We can send you an email with the link to the course in the new system on April 10th - just let us know that you're interested by emailing Amy Wolfe at awolfe@adoptioncouncil.org.

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. Learn more and enroll. ​

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Pregnancy Counseling Training

Exciting News! 

This course is being completely redeveloped to reflect more modern best practices, incorporate recent research, and center the voices of birth parents and their lived experiences. The first level will be released this spring as Exploring Adoption: Counseling Expectant Parent, and will offer social work CE credits. Don't miss the announcement when this course becomes available - opt into our professional training email list at the link below.

Current Course - "Consider the Possibilities" is a free online program designed to give professionals basic knowledge and the tools they need to understand and share the option of adoption on an equal basis with all other options. This training aims to give pregnancy counselors the confidence to comfortably share the option of adoption so that pregnant clients can be empowered to make a fully informed decision. Learn more and enroll

Social Work CE

Our library of on-demand webinars were 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

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.

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