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Adoption Subsidies 101: Understanding Federal and State Adoption Assistance (for Professionals)

This course will offer a general overview of adoption assistance and subsidies at the Federal and State level. The speakers will discuss interstate issues; eligibility concerns; common mistakes; and the process for applying for non-ward subsidies. This content is for pre-adoptive parents and adoption professionals with little to no knowledge on subsidies. The information being shared in this presentation is built from a working group of NCFA, AAAA, and Families Rising (formerly known as NACAC).

Ryan Hanlon, PhD, LMSW – President and CEO, National Council For Adoption
Genie Gillespie, JD – Partner at Gillespie Law Group, LLC
Jennifer Kelly, MS – Program Director, ACF Adoptions+ and Executive Director, Adopting Joy Consulting
Josh Kroll – Project Coordinator, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center, Families Rising

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:
• Identify interstate issues and eligibility concerns for federal and state adoption assistance and subsidies.
• Give examples of common mistakes made when applying for adoption assistance and subsidies.
• Describe the process of applying for non-ward subsidies.
• Explain the role an adoption professional can have in assisting families to apply for subsidies.

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 additional information on the instructors please visit,, and

Recorded on 9/26/2023.
  • Adoption Subsidies 101 (Recording)
  • Adoption Subsidies 101 - Post-Test
  • Adoption Subsidies 101 - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever