Adoption support groups are a great way to socialize with like-families, gain emotional support, and learn of useful tools for use in your own adoption experience. It’s important to be selective and find out what group or groups work for your family and what meets your needs. The following are excellent resources for finding a group which you can take part in and contribute to:

Locally:

  • Contact your local state family and children services office.
  • Ask your adoption agency or adoption lawyer.
  • Ask other adoptive families you know through social activities, work, school, etc.
  • Ask your family counselor or therapist.
  • You can always start your own!

Online or regionally:

  • Conduct an online search by topic-specific adoption support group sought (i.e. international, birth mothers, adoptees, special needs, etc.).
  • Search social media support groups.
  • Check the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s parent group database.
  • Check online organizations, newsletters, and/or magazines.