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 aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Virginia Compliance


*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement 005.16(D)(i)(11)

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.