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Adoption After Infertility: Answers to Tough Questions

Join us as we delve deeper into supporting prospective adoptive families who have experienced infertility or miscarriage. Expanding on the information provided in her previous presentations, Anna Koehle will provide tools to assess motivations, sensitively navigate tough questions, and identify potential barriers in the adoption process. This course will cover your most pressing questions and offer specific guidance on navigating key discussions with prospective adoptive families.

Don't miss this opportunity to build on the foundation laid in our previous webinars: Adoption After Infertility: Assessing, Recruiting, and Preparing Families for Adoption ( and Supporting Adoptive Parents with Histories of Loss ( You do not need to complete these courses to attend this webinar, but they will provide a helpful context for this advanced session.

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

Webinar length: 84 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:
• Examine how infertility and pregnancy loss influence motivation to adopt.
• Explain the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture on motivations to adopt and the experience of infertility and pregnancy loss.
• Apply assessment strategies to determine adoption readiness and motivations to adopt for prospective adoptive parents with histories of infertility and pregnancy loss.
• Describe the intersectionality of adoptive parents’ loss with other issues connected to adoption such as building attachments and explaining the child’s adoption story.
• Analyze specific, equitable pre- and post-adoption resources for adoptive parents with histories of loss.

Course Level: Advanced, 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 continuing education credit.

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

Recorded on 11/2/2023.
  • Adoption After Infertility - Recorded
  • Adoption After Infertility - Post-Test
  • Adoption After Infertility - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever