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    I’m Pregnant

    I’m Pregnant

    If you're facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we're here for you with free and confidential all-options counseling, resources, and support. Connect with our pregnancy counselors 24/7 via call or text at 800-439-0233.

    I Want to Adopt

    I Want to Adopt

    Browse our network of adoption services including infant and foster care adoption, home studies, and post-adoption support.

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

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Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

I Want to Adopt

Foster Care Adoption Training

9 AM-3 PM Online

Foster Care Adoption Training is a requirement in the foster care adoption process which helps adoptive parents understand the unique joys and challenges of adopting from foster care. Our foster care adoption program facilitates the placement of children of all ages who are growing up in the public foster care system throughout the country.

Foster Care Adoption Homepage

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Foster Care Adoption Training | 30 hours

In this training, families prepare to parent children with emotional challenges through a specialized curriculum designed by NTDC for parents who are considering adopting a school-aged child. This training is focused on developing awareness in the prospective parent while teaching effective parenting strategies.

Our 30-hour training meets over the course of 5 weeks. See upcoming training dates below.

2024 Dates:

  • Winter Session – January 13, 20, 27 | February 3, 10 (Session at capacity)
  • Spring Session – April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4
  • Summer Session – July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10
  • Fall Session – November 9, 16, 23; December 7, 14

Please register for this training through your MyAdoptionPortal account. If you have any problems or do not have a MyAdoptionPortal account please contact Cynthia Rivers at or 202-536-1147.

Paths for Families offers a comprehensive catalogue of both in-person and online trainings to help adoptive families, guardianship parents, and families connected to the child welfare system become stronger through learning. We can help you learn the skills you need to build a stronger foundation for your family.

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