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Education & Resources

Backed by 40 years of experience in adoption education, research, and policy work, NCFA offers a wide array of continuing education, training, and information resources for the adoption community, policymakers, professionals, and the general public.

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Adoption Professionals

NCFA supports professionals in the adoption community with adoption-specific social work CE offerings and relevant trainings to strengthen the field of practice and long-term outcomes of adoption services.

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Adoptive Parents

NCFA is here to help you meet the unique needs of your child by providing trusted guidance and support every step of the way, whether you’re navigating an open adoption, looking for trauma-informed parenting expertise, or hoping to connect with professionals for support and services.

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Pre-Adoptive Parents

NCFA provides prospective adoptive parents with accurate, reliable, expert-based information about adoption to help you make the next decision that is right for you. We offer trusted guidance and support to navigate the adoption process, and prepare for the unique joys and challenges of becoming an adoptive family.

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Birth Parents

We honor the strength and courage of birth parents while recognizing that you have unique needs for support and care in your own healing post-placement. NCFA's resources are designed to help inform and support you as you walk through this complex journey.

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Expectant Parents

Considering adoption for your child can be overwhelming and scary, and you deserve to have all the right information you need to make the best decision for you and your baby. We’re here to support you with reliable, accurate resources.

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Adopted Persons

Being adopted impacts your life in new ways all the time, whether you’re four or 42. We hope that through our resources you will find the trusted guidance and support you need to embrace your story and live confident in your worth, strength, and identity.

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