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Prepare for International Adoption

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

The Intercountry Adoption Journey is a 10-hour course that fulfills the training requirements of countries that are party to the Hague Adoption Convention and provides a solid foundation for all prospective parents pursuing intercountry adoption. Created by NCFA, the Intercountry Adoption Journey has been the training course of choice for thousands of parents.

Children who experience separation from their birth parents, grow up in institutional communal care, or spend time in foster placements abroad have unique that require prospective adoptive parents to be educated and equipped to help their child transition and thrive in a permanent family home. The Intercountry Adoption Journey will teach you about cognitive and social development, sleep and nutrition, medical needs, cultural and racial considerations, communications barriers, and more! The training is divided into 11 topical chapters, each with a quiz to test your understanding.

We've recruited experienced professionals in adoption and child development and seasoned adoptive parents to contribute to this training through videos and resource materials. By taking the Intercountry Adoption Journey, you'll learn from their expertise and real-life adoption scenarios to help you prepare for your journey ahead.

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