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 High Integrity Open Adoption.
Support for Patients Considering Open Adoption.
Open Adoption Alternative to Foster Care.

PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS:

Open Adoption Alternative to Foster Care.
The Power of Choice: Bringing Open Adoption into All-Options Counseling. Three-Part Series
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. As pioneers in open adoption since 1985, we’ll explain what a fully open high-integrity adoption looks like, how the process works, how open adoption exemplifies trauma-informed best practices, and how openness serves the needs of all adoption constellation members throughout their lives.

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TITLE. Understanding High-Integrity Open Adoption
DATE/TIME. Tuesday, August 24, 12-1:00 pm
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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 common dynamics and experiences of birth and adoptive parents, how to support patients at risk for 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.­

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TITLE. Support for Patients Considering Open Adoption.
DATE/TIME. Tuesday, September 12, 12-1:00 pm
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FOR OREGON DHS, CPS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY & FAMILY COACHES

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FOR WASHINGTON DCYF & CSO

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PRE-RECORDED: FOR OREGON DHS, CPS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY & FAMILY COACHES

DURATION. 36 Minutes
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PRE-RECORDED: FOR ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS

This three-part series will provide participants with a holistic and trauma-informed approach to all options counseling. Participants will cultivate the skills needed to provide accurate information and referrals for all pregnancy options with a focus on open adoption. For a briefer overview of this series, check out the combined webinar.


PART ONE. Adoption: Exploring Values and Spotting Biases
DURATION. 30 Minutes
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PART TWO. Creating a Safe Space: Non-Coercive All-Options Pregnancy Counseling
DURATION. 41 Minutes
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PART THREE. Open Adoption: Trauma-Informed Approach
DURATION. 31 Minutes
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COMBINED WEBINAR. Trauma-Informed All-Options Counseling & Open Adoption
DURATION. 49 Minutes
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