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

Outline for Understanding the Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption and Implementing Laws

Understand the requirements of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), the Universal Accreditation Act of 2012, the regulations implementing the IAA or UAA, and other applicable Federal regulations; and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regulations applicable to the immigration of children described in INA 101(b)(1)(F) and 101(b)(1)(G). We talk with Irene Steffas, an attorney specializing in adoption and immigration law.

Participants will be able to:

  • List the key elements of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
  • Explain the importance of using Accredited or Approved Adoption Agencies.
  • Detail the difference between the I-600 Orphan Route and the I-800 Convention Route for immigrating internationally adopted children.


*Your course will remain active for 180 days from the 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: 6/4/2020 - 6/30/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886829466-9310) for 1 continuing education contact 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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    Understanding the Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption and Implementing Laws (CE)

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