Grandfamilies through Adoption - Working with Kinship Placements

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

Currently, there are about 2.6 million children in the U.S. who are being raised by family members other than their parents. An increasing number of kinship adoptions, are by the child’s grandparents. This unique type of adoption, comes with a unique set of benefits and complexities. For example, grandfamilies are often more connected to the adoptee’s birth family, and must navigate relationships and boundaries with birth parents. This webinar will provide adoption professionals with strategies for navigating these situations, as well as information on the dynamics of grandfamilies, and practical resources and post adoption supports.

Chauncey Strong, MSW – Executive Director, Strong Training and Consulting, LLC

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe the process for grandparents to adopt their grandchildren
  • Recall the unique benefits and complexities of grandparent kinship adoption
  • Identify practical resources for meeting the needs of grandfamilies
  • Examine strategies for navigating relationships and boundaries with a child’s birth parents, and for helping adoptees understand their adoption story.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate


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 or 703-299-6633.

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