There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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Focusing specifically on the treatment of women considering an adoption plan for their baby, this course covers social workers' ethical considerations in infant adoption. Key principles of social work and child welfare are explored and then applied to real life scenarios.
This course will help professionals:
"I really enjoyed this presentation. I retired as the social worker for the perinatal and obstetrics unit in a major hospital working in that department for 15 years. I intend to call the unit tomorrow and ask the manager to have all the social workers and the nursing staff to take this course. Thanks for your help."
- Agnes A. Owens, ACSW, Morning Star Adoption Center
Join speakers Susan Soonkeum Cox of Holt International and Joy Lieberthal Rho, LCSW and co-founder of I Am Adoptee, as they discuss the many possibilities and complexities of international search and reunion.