In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions about diversity and culture, school issues, adoption and birth families. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency.
The groups are broken into different sessions by age, within each session children may be divided into smaller groups based on their age. While the children meet, a corresponding parent session takes place for parents to listen and learn from each other—although the Lollipop and Bubblegum groups meet separately, the parents from these sessions will meet in one large group.
Dates and themes of support groups in this series will be:
January 28 | Introductions
February 11 | Development
February 25 | School
March 11 | Birth Parents
March 25 | Race and Culture
April 8 | Closing
Times of support groups in this series:
Gumdrop Group | ages 1-4 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lollipop Group | Ages 5-9 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FULL
Bubblegum Group | ages 10-14 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FULL
The Lollipop and Bubblegum groups are no longer accepting new registrations.
The series is $150/child and includes the cost of the corresponding parent session that meets at the same time as each adoptee support group. Families can register additional children for support groups at a discounted rate of $25/child. If you register for the group sessions via one of the dates listed in our online calendar, you will be registered for every date listed.
*Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare for younger/older siblings during the group times. We ask that only children who are registered for the group attend along with their parent(s). Thank you for your understanding.