Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • What unresolved grief looks like and how it impacts behavior
  • Potential triggers of the foster care/adoption journey for the infertility wound
  • Tips to identify signs of readiness to commit to foster care/adoption after experiencing infertility

What You Will Get

  • Practical tools and advice from current foster parents
  • Strategies for healing infertility grief & loss
  • Extra resources 

Course Curriculum

    1. What is Grief and Loss?

    1. The Grief Process

    2. Unresolved Grief

    3. What about You?

    1. When the infertility journey meets the foster care/adoption journey

    2. Something to Think About

    3. Infertility in Foster Care: The Renteria Story

    1. Introduction to the Grief Recovery Method

    2. Finding Healing

    3. Are We Ready?

    4. Questions to Ask Yourselves

    1. Wrap-up

    2. Our Contributors

    3. Final Assessment

    4. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 16 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Michelle Lunka

MS, LAMFT, TBRI® Practitioner

Michelle currently serves as the Family Services Director for Christian Family Care. Michelle is also a Child & Family Therapist with CFC. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a TBRI Practitioner. Michelle has worked in foster care and adoption for over 10 years. She has been a foster parent for several years as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I take this course?

    If you are considering the care of a child who has experienced trauma and you have also experienced grief and loss in your own life, this course will help you to understand all of the potential challenges and give you hope for your journey ahead.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.