Spaulding for Children (National Program) launches Understanding Infant Adoption (UIA) Initiative and selects A New Beginning Adoption Agency as Idaho’s trainer and expert.

March 15, 2018 (Boise, Idaho).  Spaulding for Children’s Understanding Infant Adoption initiative is a federally funded professional development program designed for healthcare and hospital professionals.  The curriculum teaches professionals and first responders how to discuss adoption as an option with those who are unsure of whether to parent or make an adoption plan for the babies or children.  A New Beginning Adoption Agency has been selected by Spaulding for Children to implement the UIA Initiative across Idaho.

Spaulding for Children was established in 1968 with the belief every child is adoptable despite age, race or disability and made a significant difference in special needs adoptions.  Today, they have expanded their goals to address the 45% of 6 million annual pregnancies in the U.S. that are unplanned pregnancies (2016 Guttmacher Report).  The UIA initiative will educate first responders in the healthcare field, especially hospital and clinic staff members on how to provide adoption as an option in a non-directive and comfortable environment.  Thirty states are participating in the program and within each state adoption experts/leaders have been selected to delivery and implement the program.

A New Beginning Adoption Agency has been selected to implement the UIA initiative across Idaho for the second time.  Already adoption leaders in Idaho, each of A New Beginnings UIA trainers have received intensive training and are ready to begin scheduling 4 hour in-services (CEU credits available) for hospitals and clinics across Idaho.   To learn more about the program or schedule an in service at your location, contact stephanie@adoptanewbeginning.org or call 208-939-3865.

ABOUT A New Beginning Adoption Agency

A New Beginning Adoption Agency was established in October 2004 by adoptive parents who are passionate about adoption and all of its members in the adoption triad.  Over 500 children have found homes through the agency and hundreds of women and men have receive free & confidential services related to their unplanned pregnancies.