Have you ever thought about international adoption? Are you terrified of having to decide what types of medical or emotional condition you would accept? In this course, we talk with Dr. Judith Eckerle, Medical Director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota to help demystify the common issues she sees in kids adopted from abroad. She is also an adult transracial international adoptee.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Identify four common types of risk factors seen in international adoption.
  • List three types of prenatal exposure that may impact a child.
  • Understand what Reactive Attachment Disorder is.
  • Understand the impact of institutionalization on children in international adoption.


Outline for Evaluating Risk Factors in International Adoption.pdf

*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(7)

96.48 (b)(2)


*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements.


Virginia Compliance

22VAC40-131-210.A.2

*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.


Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.


Nebraska Licensing Requirement 005.16(D)(i)(11)

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.