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  • 57% belong to a minority group
  • 78% are 9 years old or older
  • 40% are 14 years old or older

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national education center
education & classes


The Adoption Exchange Education Center is a national training resource for professionals to increase adoptions of children and to support the safety, permanency and well being of foster and adoptive families.

For more information or questions contact the National Education Center at 303-755-4756 or 1-800-451-5246.

The Adoption Exchange Education Center operates a successful national program designed to inform state placement professionals and adoption specialists, foster families, prospective adoptive families and adoptive parents of relevant political, social and research-based developments in adoption.  The Education Center conducts conferences and seminars throughout the nation to increase the success of foster and adoptive placements and decrease the time children wait in the foster care system.

Some classes are scheduled regularly and others are scheduled by requests from agencies or groups. To see a complete list of available classes or to indicate an interest in attending, if one is scheduled in your area, click on a category above.   

In addition to providing the services above, The Adoption Exchange Education Center is also involved in providing training and technical assistance services to States and Tribes to assist in their foster and adoptive family recruitment and retention work.