Adoption Options for Members of the Military

Prospective parents currently serving in the military and considering adoption need information that is tailored to their circumstances and reflective of the procedural challenges that can occur for military families. Therefore, social workers and adoption professionals working with the military community need to be equipped with the right tools, information and strategies for supporting these military adoptive families. NCFA’s Adoption Education Manager, Elise Lowe, MSW, and agency member Kristine Altwies, LMFT of “A Family Tree,” present this webinar focused on the distinct aspects of adoption within military families. This course focuses on how the unique nature of military life can lead many to believe that adoption is not an option or a good fit for a military family. When in fact, it has been a very positive and successful way for many children to have permanent, loving homes.

Kristine Altwies, LMFT – Executive Director, A Family Tree

Elise Lowe, MSW – Adoption Education Manager, National Council for Adoption

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this recorded webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe important considerations for military adoptive families.
  • Give examples of factors that equip military families as adoptive families.
  • Consider guidance to agencies on working effectively with the military community.
  • Explain recommended next steps for military families considering adoption.
  • Summarize post adoption considerations in light of a military lifestyle.

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, #1804, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 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 hereThis 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 recorded webinar training, have their attendance verified, complete a course evaluation and complete a post-test with at least 80% correct. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their course continuing education certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

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

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Recorded 4/1/21

Adoption Options for Members of the Military
Adoption Options for Members of the Military
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