Professional & Hospital Education Training Schedule

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Training / CEU: Professional Education / Schedule


Understanding Infant Adoption is a free training program designed for professionals in education, health and social work. Participants gain information and valuable skills needed to respond with confidence and sensitivity to a client exploring or moving forward with an adoption plan.

If you have questions about:

  • Open adoption
  • Texas adoption law
  • Father’s rights in adoption
  • Non-directive options counseling

Hope Cottage provides answers with:

  • Training customized to meet location and audience needs
  • Flexible scheduling for either 1 or 2 hour presentations
  • Training by licensed social workers with extensive adoption experience
  • Interactive learning experience with the goal to educate, not advocate
  • Approved CEUs for Social Workers

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

See what other participants say about professional education by Hope Cottage:

“Our staff will have greater confidence in discussing adoption with clients; we also will be congruent in our language about adoption.”
– Director of a North Texas maternity home – April 2013

“I have better understanding of how to present adoption.”
– Options counselor at a North Texas crisis pregnancy center – March 2013

Join adoption competent professionals helping those affected by unplanned pregnancy through their ability to present adoption facts in an informed, non-directive and caring manner critical to the decision making process.

To learn more about professional education or presentation scheduling, email Lib Kearse or call her at  214-526-8721 ext. 202


Flexible education programs for professionals and youth across North Texas.

Teen Mentoring and Prevention, TMAP for Parents and Teens, Relationship Smarts Plus, ABC's of Adoption

Utilizing curriculum developed by The Infant Adoption Training Initiative, Understanding Infant Adoption provides free training to area hospitals.