Search and Reunion

This page is a description for a live webinar scheduled November 2nd, 2022. If you'd like to register for this conference, please return to this page once registration opens in September.

The rise of mail-in genetic testing and the increasing transparency in many states around adoptee birth records have created many new opportunities for children who were adopted to reunite with members of their biological family. When that search and reunion process happens, it can be a joyous occasion. It can also end poorly for one or more parties if they are not ready for this communication and relationship. This presentation will focus on how to prepare and guide members of the adoption community to participate in these relationships, including setting expectations, understanding motivations, and options for utilizing intermediaries and others to help facilitate a smooth and healthy relationship.

Debbie Riley, LCMFT – CEO, Center for Adoption Support and Education

Webinar length: 60 minutes

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National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. National Council For Adoption maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2022 – 04/13/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

If you are a social worker licensed in New York, do not complete this course for contact hours. Instead, visit the NY course: here. This webinar does not offer credit for NJ social workers. The state of New Jersey does not recognize ASWB ACE continuing education provider level approval.

In order to receive their continuing education credit, attendees must participate in the entirety of the webinar training, have their attendance verified, and complete a course evaluation. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their course continuing education certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

The live webinar will also include an interactive time where attendees can submit questions for response in real-time. To participate in this live webinar, attendees must have the Zoom application downloaded to their device.

Other Questions? For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please contact us at ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org or 703-299-6633.

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