Adoptive, foster, and kinship families need current, up-to-date education to build a strong family. Our courses are:

  • Engaging
  • Affordable
  • Fully mobile-friendly
  • Expert-based
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Hague-aligned

The Creating a Family audio courses are conversational, offering families the opportunity to hear a true national expert address the topics parents care about. They include New York Times bestselling authors, leading researchers, adoption-competent therapists, pediatricians, and others who have meaningful wisdom to impart for the foster & adoption journey. 

No more power-point, and no more talking heads reading from a pre-written script.

Courses Taken


Parent Training

Our online learning platform offers a variety of courses designed to satisfy pre-adoption home study requirements for families adopting domestically or internationally and the in-service training needs of foster families. Save 40% on our learning packages.

Social Workers (CE)

Creating a Family is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) #886829466.

Interactive Training & Support Group Curricula

Expert-based, trauma-informed parent support group curricula with everything you need to run a high-quality online or in-person foster, adoptive, or kinship parent support group. Each Parent Support Group Curriculum covers a different topic relevant to foster, adoptive, and kinship parenting and comes with a video, facilitator guide, handouts, additional resource guide, and certificate of attendance (for foster parent CE).

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What our customers have to say...


I've taken several of your courses and they have been extremely helpful. Definitely worth the time and money.

Suzanne G.

Creating A Family is an absolutely INVALUABLE resource to us. At this point, we have no idea what “our child’s” history/background is, but the info/education we’ve received from you has given us hope and perspective. Thank you!

Margaret O.

Highly recommend for everyone who is on their own journey or are supporting others in building their families.

New Beginnings International Children's and Family Services, Inc.

Victoria Kilpatrick, LCSW, International Program Director

The AdoptEd Center: Online Education for Parents has been an invaluable resource for our families both pre- and post-adoption. Trainings are an essential part of the pre-adoption phase, and we are seeing an increasing number of families realize the value of training and additional resources in post-adoption. The fact that Creating a Family has a wide variety of topics makes it easy for families to find what they need, as well as helping to normalize what the families and children are experiencing.


I did an online course and loved it!

Love these courses! I can’t get enough information in my adoption preparation, and these are easy and enjoyable!

So thorough! Can’t think of anything I would improve.

Loved the ADHD class!

The courses were fun and very convenient.

You offered great resources that broke down the meaning of a lot of my child’s actions and behaviors, which made me think about them in a more helpful, productive way.