In this course, we talk with Dr. Dana Johnson, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children and counseled potential adoptive parents on the likely medical needs of these adoptees. He is a dad by both birth and adoption.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Identify three common risk factors in domestic infant adoption
  • List three risks of premature birth
  • Explain how the impact of prenatal exposure can be mitigated by being raised in a loving and stable home.
  • Identify three red flags that an expectant mother has abused alcohol or drugs during her pregnancy.

Outline for Evaluating Risk Factors in Domestic Infant Adoption.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Illinois Domestic Infant Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.
Louisiana Domestic Infant Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Louisiana Adoption Requirements.
Nebraska Domestic Infant Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.
Packages for Oregon Domestic Adoption Important Information for agencies on Oregon Adoption Requirements.
Virginia Domestic Adoption Important information for agencies on Virginia's core competencies.
Packages for Washington Domestic Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Washington Adoption Requirements.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.