NCFA Training Opportunity: Talking to Friends and Family About Adoption

Date and Time: May 16th | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
Registration: Free, with 1 CE/Contact Hour


The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) invites you to participate in an enlightening conversation on how to navigate conversations about adoption with friends and family. Scheduled for May 16th from 1:00 to 2:00pm ET, this training promises valuable insights to empower adoptive families and adoption professionals alike.

NCFA Training Opportunity: Talking to Friends and Family About Adoption

Key Highlights:

Understanding Adoption Conversations:
Join us as NCFA delves into essential insights to help adoptive families manage conversations about adoption within their social circles. From common questions to potential misconceptions, become equipped with strategies to navigate these discussions with confidence and grace.

Managing Intrusive Inquiries:
Learn practical techniques for handling intrusive inquiries from friends and family members. Expert presenters will provide guidance on setting boundaries while maintaining open communication and respect within relationships.

Turning Challenges into Opportunities:
Discover how to transform challenging moments into valuable opportunities for education and understanding. From addressing misconceptions to sharing personal stories, explore ways to foster empathy and support within your social network.

Tailored Guidance:
For those adopting after experiencing infertility, presenters will offer tailored guidance on sharing the news with friends and family. Explore practical advice on how to navigate this transition and enlist support from your loved ones as you embark on your journey to parenthood through adoption.


  • Claire Davis, LICSW-S: Program Director of Domestic Adoption, Lifeline Children’s Services
  • Traci Newell, LBSW-S: Senior Director of Church-Based Programs, Lifeline Children’s Services
  • Anna Pawley, LMSW, LCPAA: Post Adoption Manager, Lifeline Children’s Services

Who Should Attend:

This webinar is designed for adoptive parents seeking to enhance their communication skills with friends and family members. Adoption professionals will also benefit from the insights shared, gaining valuable perspectives to better support adoptive families in their care.

About NCFA:

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of children and building strong, permanent families through adoption. With a history dating back to 1980, NCFA has been a leading advocate for adoption, providing support and resources to adoptive families, birth parents, and adoption professionals.

Register Today:

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to gain practical insights and strategies for navigating conversations about adoption with friends and family. Register now to secure your spot and work toward more open, informed, and supportive relationships within your social circle.

NCFA Training Opportunity: Talking to Friends and Family About Adoption

More Resources on Adoption and Friendships:

Top 5 Reasons to Have Adoptive Families in Your Circle of Friends

How to Make Friends in the Adoption Community

How to Teach Your Friends About Adoption