NY Licensees ONLY - Counseling Expectant and Birth Parents

Expectant parents facing an unplanned or unintended pregnancy should have accurate information about their birth options, whether that be parenting or adoption. It can be challenging to either offer information about adoption when expectant parents are focused on parenting or to raise the option of parenting for the parents focused on adoption. This session provides guidance on how to initiate such conversations, why it matters, and some of the pitfalls in providing birth options counseling.

Kris Faasse, LMSW, ACSW– Retired Senior VP of Clinical Operations, Bethany Christian Services

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to initiate conversations about adoption with expectant parents and provide accurate information in an empowering, non-coercive manner.
  • Examine the issues connected to exploring birth options such as preparedness to parent, support systems, and grief and loss.
  • Describe important ethical considerations for discussing birth options with expectant and birth parents.
  • Identify resources to support expectant and birth parents pre- and post-adoption

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15

If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.


National Council For Adoption is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0681.  Social workers completing this course receive 1 contact hour.

This course is for NY social workers ONLY.  If you are not a social worker licensed in New York, do not complete this course for continuing education credit.  Instead, visit the CE course here.

In order to receive contact hours, attendees must participate in the entirety of the recorded webinar training, have their attendance verified, complete a course evaluation and complete post-test with at least 80% correct. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their contact hours certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

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


Click here  to register. Once registered, you'll be redirected back to this page and you can click on the webinar title below to get started.

Recorded 11/2/2022

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