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Adoption of Children with Special Needs

Many children placed for adoption have a special need. It’s critical that prospective adoptive parents understand the decisions and commitments they’re making, so they can be well-informed about the choice of how to grow their family. Likewise, adoption professionals should be equipped to help families discern if they have sufficient resources to meet children’s needs and to help guide families and children into placements that are a good fit for all. In partnership with staff from agency member Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, this course focuses on providing relevant information about special needs adoption, so professionals and parents can make educated decisions for all involved.

Monica Baker, MSW – Director, Domestic and Special Needs Adoption Programs, Spence-Chapin
Lauren Jiang, LMSW – Director, International Adoption Programs, Spence-Chapin

Course length: 60 minutes

Cost to register: FREE

Certificate: This course offers an attendance certificate only.

Recorded on March 10, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE - This course does NOT provide social work CE credits OR New York contact hours.
  • Adoption of Children with Special Needs - Video
  • Adoption of Children with Special Needs - Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever