Adoptee Support Groups
October 15, 2022
An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Saturday, May 20, 2023
A Support Group for Adoptees Ages 5-13
This event series includes a corresponding Parent Group taking place concurrently
In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions and activities about diversity and culture, friendship, race, school issues, adoption, and birth families to help build connections among adoptees. Each group is open to adopted children and their families, regardless of placing agency. In addition to the Adoptee Group, a corresponding Parent Group will take place at the same time.
Groups meet on the third Saturday of each month, from September – May (excluding December). Our 2022-2023 groups will meet in person at the Children’s Home Main Office, 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108 on September 17, October 15, November 19, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, and May 20.
Group Meeting Times:
- Lollipop Group, Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Bubblegum Group, ages 9-13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adoptee Groups: The groups are broken into different sessions by age, within each session children may be divided into smaller groups based on their age. Sessions will include fun activities on topics such as how to be a good friend, what makes a family, tough feelings and calming strategies, handing comments about adoption, and more!
Parent Group: While the children meet, a corresponding parent session takes place for parents to listen and learn from each other. The parent will focus on a mixture of education and support, including topics such as “calm bodies through occupational therapy, trauma and the body”, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), parenting and technology, encouraging healthy sexual relationships/boundaries, and more! Topics will be parent-focused to the parents that participate in the group.
Cost: The eight-session series is $225 per 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 cost of $100 per additional child.
If cost is a barrier, please reach out to our Adoption Support Fund at [email protected] to request a grant application for financial assistance.
Billing: After registering, you will receive an invoice for payment — typically within 2 business days. Payments are non-refundable.
Teen Volunteers Needed! Do you have an older teen that wants to volunteer with our groups? Please email [email protected] to talk about volunteer opportunities.
Note: 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.
Questions? Please call 651.255.2371 or email [email protected]
Please Note: Registration for our Saturday Adoptee Support Groups is now closed.