Here are some great adoption-related events and support groups around the country. See what's in your area by searching below.
This group is for birth mothers in the Cape Girardeau area and is hosted by Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri. This group gathers on the second Thursday of every month for dinner at 6pm and then the meeting at 6:30. It's open to the public, but please call Marie at LFCS for details and to RSVP (573-334-5866).
The DFW Triad Support Group is not offered as therapy, but rather as a place for understanding, support, and healing for anyone touched by adoption. The group meets on the third Monday of every month.
Attendance at meetings may vary, but will probably range from 6 to 20 members. Most people attending the group are triad members (adoptees, birth parents or adoptive parents), or “significant others.” Triad members are welcome to bring a family member or significant other to the meeting for support. While we will discuss emotional issues related to search and reunion, we will not discuss methods or techniques of searching. Often discussion centers on issues of grief and loss, which for many triad members of closed adoption has been suppressed and delayed. The telling of one's story can be very healing, and helpful to other triad members.
For more information, check out this flyer OR contact DFWTriad@hopecottage.org
This monthly birth parent support group offers emotional support for people at all stages of the life-long adoption process. It's an opportunity to connect with other birth parents and share stories. It's facilitated by a licensed adoption professional, who is also a birth mother.
- Free support group
- Family members welcome
- Meetings begin at 5:45 on the third Thursday of every month
Shared Hearts is a support group open to anyone in the pre-, current, or post-stages of a reunion. Deaconess helps members of a reunion navigate through their experience by sharing stories, answering questions, and providing different perspectives. The group meets on the last Tuesday of every month at Deaconess Adoption Services. Location details down below.
If interested in attending, contact the Search and Reunion Specialist, Kattlyn Richart at 405-949-4200 to set up a pre-appointment to meet and share your story.