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We believe that ongoing education is essential both before a family adopts and after their child(ren) has joined the family. The following webinars are available to watch at your convenience. The webinars are Hague-compliant; but please verify with your adoption home study agency that a specific webinar will be accepted by them towards fulfillment of your Hague education requirements.
This page does not include our upcoming live webinars. To view our upcoming live webinars, visit our events calendar.
Foster Care Adoption Families and Individuals: Webinars with this icon have been approved to help you meet the two hours of required adoption education.
Please email Erin Heisler (firstname.lastname@example.org) after viewing recorded webinars for a Certificate of Attendance or CEU (when available).
The following webinars will be very useful to families considering adoption and adoption professionals serving families who are interested in international adoption. Webinars in this section are presented by Children’s Home and LSS staff, who are sometimes joined by adoptive family panelists.
Adopt from BrazilRegister and View Now
Adopt from China: The BasicsRegister and View Now
Adopt from ColombiaRegister and View Now
Adopt from IndiaRegister and View Now
Adopt from MexicoRegister and View Now
Adopt from South KoreaRegister and View Now
Certificates of Attendance are available for all of the above webinars.
The following webinars will: teach you about adopting and parenting children with identified needs, cover different parenting strategies, discuss adoptee perspectives, and/or address different concerns surrounding culture and adoption. These webinars should be useful for many people, including: prospective adoptive families, adoptive families, and child welfare professionals.
Finding Family: Our Journey of Search and Reunion
Presenters: Tammy Makram and Liz Kellner, Adoptees and Sisters Who Have ReunitedRegister and View Now
Supporting Your Child’s Racial/Ethnic Identity
Presenters: Nikki Abramson, adopted adult; Miguel Lindgren, adopted adult; Monica Dooner Lindgren, adopted adult; and Sarah Easton, MSW, LGSWRegister and View Now
Trauma: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Trauma-Informed Care Consultants, Molly Ticknor, MA, ATR, LPC and Dena Sneed, OTR/LRegister and View Now
Holidays and Triggers
Presenter: Jean Storlie, MA, MEd, LPCCRegister and View Now
Birth Family | The Past Meets the Present
Presenters: Nikki Abramson, adopted adult; Leah Honsey, adopted adult; and Sarah Easton, MSW, LGSWRegister and View Now
Am I Good Enough? Adoption and Self-esteem
Presenters: Nikki Abramson, adopted adult; Nick Halpert, adopted adult; and Sarah Easton, MSW, LGSWRegister and View Now
Parenting from a Hard Place
Presenter: Debra Jones, M Ed., Director of Parenting Adoptees Can Trust, Parent ConsultantRegister and View Now
Back to School | Helping Foster and Adopted Youth Transition
Presenters: Co-founders of Family Circle Counseling: Krista M. Nelson MA, LICSW, LMFT and Wendy L. Baker MSW, LICSWRegister and View Now
Openness in International Adoption
Presenters: Kristina Berg, Manager of Programs, and Christine Heimann, Post Adoption WorkerRegister and View Now
DNA Testing & Adoption: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Kristina Berg and Susan Walker, Post Adoption Staff, and Martha Osborne, Adoptee and Adoptive ParentRegister and View Now
Debunking Myths Surrounding Foster Care Adoption
Presenters: Elizabeth Ward, MSW, LGSW; Caitlin Franko, MSW, LGSW; and Sophie a young woman adopted from foster careRegister and View Now
Older Child Adoption: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Adoption Therapist, Brenda Benning, MSW LICSW and Laura Chapeau, MSW LGSWRegister and View Now
Adopting a Child with Cleft Lip/Palate
Presenters: Emily Todd, M.D. and Chuck K., adoptive parentRegister and View Now
Adopting a Child Living with HIV
Presenters: Catherine Patterson, MA, MPH; Mary Clark, adoptive parentRegister and View Now
Post Adoption Blues
Presenters: Miranda Barker, BSW, LSW and Kim Young, MSW, LISWRegister and View Now
Do Adoptees Do Better or Worse in School?
Presenter: Joel L.A. Peterson, Education Policy PhD Candidate and Author of Dreams of My MothersRegister and View Now
Whose Story is This? Protecting Your Child’s Privacy
Presenters: Aselefech Evans, Ethiopian Adoptee; Maureen Evans, Adoptive Parent, former Executive Director of JCICS and Children’s Home EastRegister and View Now
Presenter: Julie Gumm, Adoptive Mother and Author, “Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption”Register and View Now
CEUs are available for some of the above webinars. Certificates of Attendance are available for all of them. Email us if you have any questions about a CEU for a specific webinar.
The following webinars are useful for many people, including: prospective adoptive families, adoptive families, and child welfare professionals.
Tackle Picky Eating
Presenter: Dr. Katja RowellPurchase and View Now
Attachment and Bonding
Presenter: Deb Levindofske, LSWPurchase and View Now
Each webinar costs $15. The cost of the webinar will provide up to two Certificates of Attendance for members of a parenting couple, or one CEU for a professional who needs to meet educational requirement. After viewing the recording, please email email@example.com to request a certificate.