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Learn how to empower the women you serve to make fully-informed decisions with accurate information about modern day adoption.

Adoption has changed, a lot.
The way we talk about it needs to change too.

Created by birth parents and experienced professionals, Exploring Adoption combines recent research, best practices, and personal stories to educate and equip those serving today's expectant and birth parent population.

The Course is free, available on-demand, and offers 3 social work CEs.

Did You Know?

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According to our 2022 nationwide survey of birth parents, there are two things that make the biggest difference in overall satisfaction about choosing to place for adoption:

  • Non-coercive, non-directive pregnancy counseling
  • Accurate, comprehensive information about adoption
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The average woman facing an unexpected pregnancy today is in her mid-twenties.

It's also more common today that she is already parenting other children, and that she may have previously placed another child for adoption.

Birth parents are diverse in nearly every demographic category: age, race, previous parenting experience, education level, marital status, and religion.

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Over 90% of women who have placed a child for adoption since 2010, have experienced stigma about their status as a birth mother.

"We did not place our children for any neglectful reason. We're not neglecting duties or our child or our culture. We love our children and we did what we know is best for our child. And it was not done out of neglect. I always fear when I share my story, someone's going to think that I placed my child because I was like using drugs or drinking, and it's like, this was a choice. … There's a stigma with it [adoption]. And I think ultimately, it's always an act of love. Not neglect." - focus group participant

About the Course

Exploring Adoption 101
Exploring Adoption 201

* PREREQUISITE: You must complete the free Level 101 course before starting Level 201.


"I am a supervisor and will be requiring my new staff to take this training. It is very useful for those just entering the field."

"Gives me more perspective than I had before on emotional affects on birth parents."

"Great training! This will help me personally and professionally."

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