Do you know how the legal process of adoption works? How do you get an original birth certificate? How do you get a social security number for your adopted child? In this course, we talk with Brinton Wright, an adoption attorney and Fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys about the legal process of domestic adoption.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List the different types of adoption.
  • Explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary termination of parental rights.
  • Explain what is meant by a "legal risk" adoption.
  • Explain what is meant by open adoption.


Outline for Legal Process in Domestic Adoption.pdf

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

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Virginia Compliance

22VAC40-131-210.A.7

22VAC40-131-210.A.11

22VAC40-131-210.A.19

22VAC40-131-210.A.20 



*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.