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Adoption After Infertility: Assessing, Recruiting, and Preparing Families for Adoption

This course walks through one family's journey from infertility to adoption and provides prospective adoptive families with tools for selecting an adoption agency and identifying needs and barriers. This course also provides in depth information on how adoption professionals can best support families after infertility by accurately assessing adoption readiness, dispelling common adoption myths, and developing comprehensive aftercare plans with families.

Anna Koehle, HS-BCP, CCTP – Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Xona Consulting

Course length: 60 minutes

After attending this course, professionals will be able to:
• Recognize the need for post-infertility readiness assessments as part of the adoption process.
• Give examples of common adoption myths that may influence the decision to adopt after infertility and provide possible solutions to support families with the decision to adopt.
• Demonstrate how prospective adoptive families can benefit from comprehensive post-infertility care and post-adoption plans.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15
If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.


National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2023 – 04/13/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

This course does not offer credit for NJ or NY social workers. For more information on receiving CE credit please visit the FAQ tab. For additional information on the instructor please visit

Updated January 27, 2023.
  • Adoption After Infertility: Assessing, Recruiting, and Preparing... - Video
  • Adoption After Infertility: Assessing, Recruiting, and Preparing... - Post-Test
  • Adoption After Infertility: Assessing, Recruiting, and Preparing... - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever