Access our free webinars for service providers.


We offer webinars on a variety of topics related to pregnancy options counseling and open adoption.


Click on the link below for webinar details, dates and times for you or your team. Simply register to reserve your spot! We will continue to host live webinars on a series of rotating topics, so be sure to check back for future webinar offerings. Contact us with questions at 1-800-772-1115, info@openadopt.org.

LIVE AND INTERACTIVE WEBINARS:

Understanding Open Adoption.
Support for Patients Considering Open Adoption.
Adoption Through OA&FS: An Option for Parents Encountering State Involvement
    FOR OREGON DHS, CPS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY & FAMILY COACHES

    In this webinar specifically developed for state child welfare staff, you’ll learn how DHS and OA&FS can work together to support people who wish to explore parenting options including private agency adoption. We'll dive into: Circumstances that can lead to private agency involvement, ways that DHS and OA&FS can work together, all-options counseling services, adoption planning services and placement timelines and understanding child-centered open adoption.


    Upcoming Webinars:

    Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12-1:00 pm.
    Register Here

    Can’t make this time? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded version of this webinar.


    FOR HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKERS

    In this webinar specifically developed for hospital social workers, you’ll learn about how to provide compassionate support and accurate information to patients considering open adoption. We’ll dive into: Current adoption practices, common dynamics and experiences of birth and adoptive parents, how to support patients encountering CPS intervention, ethical and legal issues, understanding placement timelines and the specifics of the adoption planning process – even when it occurs after the baby has arrived.­



    Upcoming Webinars:

    Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12 - 1:00 pm.
    Register Here

    Can’t make this time? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded version of this webinar.


    FOR ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS

    This webinar designed for all service providers delves into why the era of closed adoption is over and how open adoption is now the norm. We’ll describe what a child-centered open adoption looks like, steps involved in planning an adoption, best practices in adoption, and how openness serves the needs of all adoption constellation members throughout their lives.


    Upcoming Webinars:

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 12-1:00 pm.
    Register Here

    Can’t make this time? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded version of this webinar.

    FOR WASHINGTON DCYF & CSO

    In this webinar specifically developed for state child welfare staff, you’ll learn how DCYF and OA&FS can work together to support people who wish to explore parenting options including private agency adoption. We'll dive into: Circumstances that can lead to private agency involvement, ways that DCYF and OA&FS can work together, all-options counseling services, adoption planning services and placement timelines and understanding child-centered open adoption.­


    Upcoming Webinars:

    Thursday, December 8, 2022, 12-1:00 pm.
    Register Here

    Can’t make this time? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded version of this webinar.