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Post-Adoption Preservation and Support: A Panel Discussion

The adoption process does not end on the day of placement. As most adoption professionals know, there is still an important role to play in helping families build strong bonds and navigate ongoing challenges and questions. In this course, panelists review the current state of post-adoption supports around the nation, discuss effective post adoption support services, and provide suggestions for agencies and adoption professionals to enhance these services. This experienced panel also engages in a Q&A discussion addressing common hardships families face post-adoption, education and training needed to adequately parent in unique situations, and strategies for meeting families’ diverse needs in a comprehensive and long-term way.

Sarah Horton Bobo, MA – former Director of Post Adoption Support and Education, Bethany Christian Services

Britt Cloudsdale, MSW – Family Support Program Manager, AdoptUSKids

Anna Pawley, LMSW – Post Adoption Manager, Lifeline Children’s Services

Course length: 90 minutes

After attending this course, professionals will be able to:
• Describe the current landscape of post-adoption support services
• Recall common supports that families need post-adoption
• Examine effective post-adoption support strategies
• Identify practical strategies for implementing post-adoption services at your agency

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $20
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 1.5 continuing education credits.

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 instructors please visit,, and

Recorded on February 28, 2023.
  • Post-Adoption Preservation and Support: A Panel Discussion - Video
  • Post-Adoption Preservation and Support: A Panel Discussion - Post-Test
  • Post-Adoption Preservation and Support: A Panel Discussion - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever