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Grandfamilies through Adoption: Working with Kinship Placements

Currently, about 2.6 million children in the U.S. are being raised by family members other than their parents. There is also an increasing number of children adopted by their grandparents. This unique type of adoption, comes with a unique set of benefits and complexities. In this course, the speaker provides adoption professionals with information on the dynamics of grandfamilies, strategies for navigating birth parent relationships, and post adoption resources.

Chauncey Strong, MSW - Executive Director, Strong Training and Consulting, LLC

Course length: 60 minutes

After attending this course, professionals will be able to:
• Describe the process for grandparents to adopt their grandchildren
• Recall the unique benefits and complexities of grandparent kinship adoption
• Identify practical resources for meeting the needs of grandfamilies
• Examine strategies for navigating relationships and boundaries with a child’s birth parents, and for helping adoptees understand their adoption story.

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

Recorded on September 14, 2022.
  • Grandfamilies through Adoption: Working with Kinship Placements - Video
  • Grandfamilies through Adoption: Working with Kinship Placements - Post-Test
  • Grandfamilies through Adoption: Working with Kinship Placements - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever