This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers. 

In this course, we talk with Dr. Dana Johnson about the common risk factors associated with adopting a baby in the US. Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. 

Outline for Evaluating Risk Factors in Domestic Infant Adoption .pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three common risk factors in domestic infant adoption.
  • List three risks of premature birth.
  • Explain how the impact of prenatal exposure can be mitigated by being raised in a loving and stable home.
  • Identify three red flags that an expectant mother has abused alcohol or drugs during her pregnancy.


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

1 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social Work 

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #886829466, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. 

NASW Approval Period: 1/11/2021-1/31/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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