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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive access to the preview. Learn more and enroll.
NCFA's webinars provide adoption professionals at every stage of their career with practical training from recognized experts to equip you to better serve children and families. Click here to view all the webinars available to the public through our online learning platform. NCFA members have access to additional members-only webinars.
Pregnancy Counseling Training
"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
Every year at NCFA’s annual conference, professionals and leaders in the field of adoption learn what is happening at the forefront of adoption policy and practice and how they can play an active role in improving and safeguarding adoption to better serve their clients. Conference sessions highlight the present and growing need for adoption professionals to reevaluate their practices and procedures, be proactive in the field of adoption, and focus on the ways they respond to and serve clients. CEs are available.