Frequently Asked Questions
We're excited to help you prepare for the unique challenges of parenting a child adopted from another country. Thank you for inviting us to be part of your journey!
Below are some helpful tips for past, present, and future Intercountry Adoption Journey trainees.
If your question isn't answered here, contact Erin Bayles at email@example.com or 571-482-7351. Let Erin know whether you are already enrolled in the IAJ program and, if so, what email address you used to register. Our standard office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern time.
|10-hour Intercountry Adoption Journey Training||2-hour Add-on China Extension Module||China Package |
10-hour Training + 2-hour China Module
|Prospective Parent (Individual)||$115||$25||$140|
|Prospective Parents (Couple*)||$195||N/A |
$230 — Discounted!
* Couples can pay for their registration together but must complete the course through separate accounts, using separate email addresses. This is ensure that both parents are properly trained.
** Paid registration is required for adoption professionals who want to complete the course for social work Continuing Education Units. Agencies who want to preview the training for free can do so by contacting Erin Bayles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to adopt a child from China, you must complete a China-specific training as per requirements from the China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA).
National Council For Adoption's two-hour China Extension Training module is available as a stand-alone training or packaged with the 10-hour Intercountry Adoption Journey training. For couples wishing to adopt from China, both parents are required to take this program individually (though you can purchase our couples package for a discounted rate).
No, at this time, National Council For Adoption only offers an extension module for families adopting from China, because China is the only country that requires all families to complete an official country-specific training course.
The 10-hour Intercountry Adoption Journey program is an excellent resource for families adopting from all countries. Be sure to ask your agency if they have additional recommendations for country-specific educational resources—from videos to books to events.
National Council For Adoption keeps Intercountry Adoption Journey certificates on file for four years. If you completed the course within the past four years, contact Erin Bayles at email@example.com for a new digital copy.
Please note that certificates are only valid for three years; if you think your certificate has expired, talk to your adoption agency about renewing your certification.
Yes, adoption agencies can have one free review account to review the training and assist families as they complete the process. To access your free review account, contact Erin Bayles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption professionals wanting to complete the Intercountry Adoption Journey course for social work Continuing Education Credits must pay at our professional registration rate.