What are the stresses on newly adoptive families regardless whether they adopt an infant or adopt internationally or adopt a child from foster care? In this course, we will talk about the stresses newly adoptive parents often feel and ways they can prepare. The instructors will be Dr. Jennifer Bliss, LCSW and Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in Los Angeles; and Molly Berger, MSW and Adoption Social Worker at Adoption Center of Illinois.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 3 stresses for new families adopting an infant domestically.
  • Explain how a struggle with infertility before you adopt can cause unexpected stress after adoption.
  • List 3 stresses for new families adopting an infant internationally.
  • List 3 stresses for new families adopting from foster care.

Outline for Unexpected Stresses on Newly Adoptive Parents.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.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement




*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.