This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

What should families think about when they are considering adopting a child of a different race. The instructor for this course is Meggin Nam Holtz, a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Korean adoptee. She has been involved in adoption advocacy, awareness, and support for over a decade. She created an award-winning documentary film, "Found in Korea," about birth search, country of origin travel, identity, and adoption. She has a private counseling practice specializing in adoption.

Course Agenda for Things Families Need to Consider When Adopting a Child of a Different Race or Ethnicity.pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain why it is not "easier" to adopt a bi-racial child.
  • List 3 things parents should be prepared to do if they adopt transracially to help their child develop a healthy racial identity.
  • Explain what parents should consider about how their extended family may be impacted by their decision to adopt transracially.
  • Explain some of the complexities that can arise with open adoptions when adopting transracially.


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

1 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social Work

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit submitted this course for social work continuing education for approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program.

NASW Approval Period: 6/15/2023 - 6/30/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886829466-9853) for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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    Things Families Need to Consider When Adopting a Child of a Different Race or Ethnicity (CE)

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