Post-Adoption Support Groups

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Post-adoption support groups provide community, shared experience, as well as an excellent source of information and resources for adoptive families.

Adoption Network Cleveland
Advocate for truth and honesty on behalf of all members of the adoption triad, pursuing personal empowerment, community awareness and social change through support, education and promotion of openness in adoption practice, policy and law.

Adoptive Families Together
In person (New England area) and online support groups helping families facing more than usual parenting challenges.

Adoptive Friends & Families of Greater Seattle
AFFGS is a non-profit support and educational group that includes both families touched by adoption and families waiting to adopt. The group's goal is to "build friendships and families through adoption".

Alabama Post-Adoption Connections
A resource for Alabama parents with adopted children under the age of 19, with groups around the state.

ODS Adoption Community of New England
One of the services available to members is access to a database of therapy providers. Membership: $35 annual family fee, $75 organization/agency.

PACER
Non-profit, volunteer-run organization in the greater San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. Support groups, peer counseling, workshops and seminars, newsletter and referrals to related services.

PACES of WNY
Post Adoption Center for Education and Support of Western New York provides supportive services and education to all members of the adoption triad. For those members searching, we provide ideas and direction for doing your own search,as well as emotional support in dealing with resulting reunions.

Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child
A network of parents sharing information, ideas and resources for their children with unique disorders.

Parent Support Groups Database
A searchable database from the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
An information and support resource for families of kids with viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS or other diseases, includes a Q&A forum with some of the top medical experts in the U.S.

Post-Adoptive Resource Project
Support for families who have adopted children with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.

SNAP
The Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents is an excellent resource for present and future special needs parents. Canadian site, however the group serves as a resource to members throughout North America.

TAPLINK - Pennsylvania
Support resources for PA adoptive parents by county. Medical resources, therapists, tutors, respite care, and support groups.

The Adoption Counseling Home
Offering counseling in the Phoenix/Tuscon areas to all members of the adoption community; supports open records and open adoption.
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