Ohio adoption agency, providing pregnancy support & adoption services in Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland

Adoption Training

for foster/adoptive families & professionals

happy couple sitting on sofa talking about getting ready to start pre-service adoption training with SOFA

SOFA is an Ohio Licensed Training Provider

  • All Ohio Licensed Foster Parents Welcome to Attend

  • Adoptive Parents, Social Workers, Counselors, Volunteers also Welcome! 

  • CEU Provider for the Ohio Social Worker and Counselor Board, # RCS111501

  • "Implementing A Nursing Care Plan for Adoption" is approved for (1) hour by the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92)

  • Training Stipends for Foster Parents ($10/hour per participant) 

Upcoming Training Dates

two nurses smiling at the camera in their scrubs at work at in a hospital room

Friday, 10/1 Noon-1pm

Implementing a Nursing Care Plan for Adoption (on Zoom)

  • (1) CE hour approved by the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92)
  • (1) hour Ohio Counselor/Social Worker CEU Credit
Click to Register
birth mom holding her young baby. Their heads are touching and the baby is holding her shirt.

Tuesday, 10/12 7-8pm

The Process of Making a Placement Decision for Birth Parents

  • (1) hour Ohio Counselor/Social Worker CEU Credit
  • (1) hour live Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Register

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

book cover of smiling young black boy, Kevin Hofmann transracial adoptee

Wednesday, 11/3 7-9pm

Growing Up Black in White presented live via Zoom by Kevin Hofmann, adult adoptee  

  • (2) hours live Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Register
book cover of Fireweed by Jennifer Mae. She has her arms reaching for the sky and she is standing in a field of weeds

Tuesday, 11/9 7-8pm

Fireweed, placement from the perspective of Jennifer Mae who is a birth mom. 

  • (1) hour live Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Register
This is Lynette Crow wearing a sweater and curly shoulder length hair

Thursday, 11/18 6-7pm

Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis within Adoption presented by Lynette Crow, LISW 

  • (1) hour Ohio Counselor/Social Worker CEU Credit
  • (1) hour live Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Register

*Self-Directed Ohio Adoption/Foster Trainings*

book cover of smiling young black boy, Kevin Hofmann transracial adoptee

Read Kevin's Book + complete an evaluation. 

  • (6) hours self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available

 

Click to Submit Your Evaluation
book cover of Fireweed by Jennifer Mae. She has her arms reaching for the sky and she is standing in a field of weeds

Read Jennifer Mae's Book + complete an evaluation. 

  • (6) hours self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Submit Your Evaluation

How To Establish Healthy Boundaries with Birth Parents (Pre-Recorded)

This is a candid video testimonial of Rachel, an Adoptive Mom with Erika, Her Son's Birth Mom. They talk about the ups and downs of openness, boundaries and how their relationship has grown over time.

This is an adoptive mom and a birth mom smiling, laughing and looking at each other.

Click to watch: Establishing Trust and Healthy Boundaries with Birth Parents  

  • (1) hour self-directed Foster Parent Training credit available
Click to Submit Your Evaluation

To Receive Credit for Self-Directed Trainings:

Ohio licensed pre-adoptive foster parents will need to:

1. Read the book or watch the video.

2. Complete an evaluation.

3. Notify Ellie Hartford that you completed the training.

4. Ohio licensed foster parents will receive a training stipend and certificate of completion for each hour of coursework completed. 

5. Questions: ellie@spiritoffaithadoptions.org 

*Please note that 6 of your 24 training hours in each renewal period (2 yrs.) are permitted to be self-directed/without a live trainer present.* 

 

Coming In 2022

adoptive mom and dad and three young children sitting on sofa with birth mom and birth father

The Connected Child

 

This will be a series of trainings offered by SOFA via Zoom for:

Ohio Licensed Foster Parents

Adoptive Parents

Social Workers & Counselors (CEUs)

Adoption Assessors 

Dates and Times will be posted soon!

Copyright © Spirit of Faith Adoptions 2021. All Rights Reserved.

User Resources