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 is included in the following state packages.

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

Nebraska packages including, Domestic Infant Adoption, International Adoption, and International Adoption from China
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.
Virginia Domestic Adoption
Important information for agencies on Virginia's core competencies.

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.