Boys & Girls Aid


For Professionals Working with Pregnant Women and Teens

The Understanding Infant Adoption (UIA) curriculum is based on the belief that in the situation of an unplanned/unintended pregnancy, women should be provided information and counseling in a nondirective, non-coercive manner in order to make an informed decision.

The training was designed for professionals who provide health services to pregnant women and teens in public or private, non-profit health centers.

Choose the format that is right for you:

Classroom training

Provided at your work site or in your community. Participants will have opportunities for self-reflection and open discussion of issues facing women with unplanned pregnancies, as well as the different service providers available in their areas. Understanding the different resources available for pregnancy counseling and adoption services is a key characteristic necessary to make informed referrals consistent with client/patient needs and preferences.

UIA training goals include:

  • Develop an understanding of the adoption process
  • Understand state and federal laws that govern the adoption process
  • How social and cultural issues impacts adoption
  • Adolescent development and the adolescents attitudes toward adoption
  • Non-directive counseling techniques
  • Adoption resources and referrals

UIA training includes:

  • Interactive experiences that promote skills development
  • Exercises that promote awareness
  • Understanding birth family, adoptive family and adoptee experiences
  • Resource materials to support attendees ability to provide information and make referrals
  • Approved for CEAP & NASW contact hours for Nurses and Social Workers

Web Conferences

You will be able to view a PowerPoint presentation facilitated by a live trainer right from your desk using a personal computer, discuss the content with other participants and receive CEU and Contact Hours upon completion (CEAP 4.4, NASW 4.0). Please register at .

Computer Based Training (CBT)

Complete the course at your own pace and in your space. Covers same information as other trainings but allows you to pick the time and location for your learning. (CEAP 6.9).

Self Study Workbook

Coming Soon…

To register for a training go to at

For Additional Information About Scheduling a training in your community or at your job site:

Molly Long
Community Outreach Coordinator

Additional Training Information

2010 Pregnancy Resource Guide

Information Sessions and trainings for families interested in adoption and foster care are also offered at Boys & Girls Aid. Click here for more information