State by State Support Groups
Support Groups
 
Many people find that attending an adoption support group helps them gain a better understanding of the adoption experience and how it may have impacted them.  Most support groups welcome both adopted adults and birth parents; others welcome anyone impacted by adoption; and a few are open exclusively to adoptees or birth parents.  Only you can decide what type of group best meets your needs.

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State Support Groups A-H
State Support Groups I-M
State Support Groups N-W
Canadian Support Groups
State by State Support Group List
 
State Name Location Meeting Times Contact
Alabama Birth Parents/Adult Adoptees Group Birmingham, AL   Audrey Derevenko, LCSW
205-943-5343
         
Arizona Tucson Adoption Reunion Search & Support Tucson, AZ 1 st Thursday,
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Jude Guilford, 520-400-8304
  Arizona Adoption Circle Phoenix, AZ 2nd Wednesday
7:00-9:00 pm
Susan Bennett 480-227-3327
         
Arkansas NONE      
         
California Cameron Park Triad   2nd Tuesday,
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Rachel, 530-558-5336
Beth, 530-677-5658
  Oakland Adoptee   4th Monday
7:45-9:45 p.m
Malcolm, 510-336-9284
Mark, 510-0207-0142
  Triple Hearts Adoption Triangle Riverside, CA   Gwyn Dixon, 951-684-4099
  Bay Area 
Birthmother's Association
San Francisco, CA   Sheila Ganz, 415-564-3691
  Sacramento Triad   Last Tuesday
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Linda, 916-359-6777,
Edie, 916-653-8347
Diane, 916-442-1812
    Santa Monica, CA   Marlou Russell, Ph.D.
310-829-1438
  Sebastopol Triad
 
1st Wednesday
7-9 p.m.
Jerilynn 707-823-7840
  East Bay Birthmothers Orinda, CA 3rd Tuesday
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Kathy, 925/528-9191
    Oakland, CA   Ronda Slater
510-843-3530
  Full Circle Support Group Orange County, CA   Delayn Curtis, 714-994-1440
  Open Path: Support Group for Waiting Parents San Francisco, CA   415-788-6772
  Search-Finders of California (search and support)   San Jose, CA 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 408-356-6711
searchfinders@earthlink.net
  OC Adoptees Orange County, CA   C/O Dan Sandifer
  Southern LA County OC Adoptees Fullerton, CA First Month Each Month 562-646-7779
  Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) La Mirada, CA
(near Orange County)
4th Saturday
1:00 pm
Contact Mimi Janes
for address
         
Colorado Adoptees in Search Montview Presbyterian Church 1980 Dahlia St Denver, CO 4th Tuesday,
7:30 p.m.
303-232-6302
  Emotional Support Group Adoptees in Search Montview Presbyterian Church 1980 Dahlia St Denver, CO 2nd Wednesday 7:00p.m. Kathy Mackechney,
303-960-6964
  CUB Support Group Lutheran Medical Center 8300 West 38th Ave., 2nd Floor Coffee Shop Conference Rm (CSCR) Wheat Ridge, CO Mtgs. 3rd Sunday of month
1:30 – 3:30 PM
For directions/info call CUB Info Line 303-263-1860
         
Connecticut Adoption Healing Milford, CT   Jane Servadio, 203-874-2023
  Adoption Healing Support Group Brown Program Center 2nd floor Universalist Church, 433 Fern St. West Hartford 3rd Thursday every month - 7:00pm MJConklin@aol.com or ATPallone@aol.com
         
Delaware NONE      
         
District of Columbia Concerned United Birthparents
(DC Metro CUB)
Chevy Chase, MD   Linda Clausen, 202-966-1640
  Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network (ABSN) Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC   Volunteer Search / Support Group
         
Florida Circle of Hope,
FL TRIAD Post Adoption Support Group (For: Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents & Adoptive Parents)
Greenacres, FL
(near West Palm Beach)
  Sondi Hill, 561-967-7079
  Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Adoptee & BP Support Group Lakeland, FL 4 th Saturday, 12:00 Noon Patty Collings, 863-299-0767
         
Georgia Hand in Hand Lawrenceville, GA 3rd Friday
each month
Denise Carroll, 678 371-7247
  Adoption Triad Connection Atlanta, GA 1 st Tuesday,
6:30-8:30 p.m
Leslie Pate Mackinnon,
404-603-5335
  GA Adoption Reunion Registry Atlanta, GA 2 nd Tuesday Peggy Rothschild,
404-657-3560
         
Hawaii Adoption Circle of Hawaii Honolulu, HI   Jan, 808 989-7071
  The Korean Adoptees of Hawaii (KAHI) Honolulu, HI   info@kahawaii
Idaho Search-Finders of Idaho (search and support) Boise, ID 1 st Thursday,
7:00 p.m.
Lois Wight, 208-375-9803
         
Illinois For Birthmothers By Birthmothers Chicago, IL   Jessie Williams, 312-505-0473
  Healing Hearts Bloomington, IL   Marilyn Strohkirch,
309-820-0230
  Adoptees, BP & AP Together  Wheaton/Naperville 3rd Thursday Jody Moran, 630-778-0636
         
Indiana Online support group for adoptees     Sherrie Eldridge
All-adoptee@yahoogroups.com
317-84\9-5651
  Adoption Triangle St. Mark's United Methodist Church Rm12
Bloomington, IN
4th Thursday, 7:00 PM Pam Kroskie
812-876-9004
gus4809@yahoo.com
         
Iowa NONE      
         
Kansas Adoption Concerns Triangle         Topeka, KS 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM Marilyn Waugh
785-235-6122
  Catholic Social Services Great Bend, KS   620-792-1393
slytle@cpcis.net
  Adoption Triad Support Network KC Overland Park, KS 3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
816-505-0328
gapmother@aol.com
  Stigma, Inc.
(Support for those conceived by rape or incest)
Bonner Springs, KS   913-441-0372
stigma@kc.rr.com
         
Kentucky Southland Christian Church Adoptive Families Support Group Lexington, KY   859-224-1619
tvascassenno@adelphia.net
  KY Transracial Adoption Support Group     Ktag_leaders@yahoo.com
         
Louisiana Independent Searcher/Advisor Kenner, LA   Linda Woods
504-443-1012
linrwoods@aol.com
  New Orleans Chapter Metaire, LA 3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM
Christy Little,
504-737-5439
ckl03@cox.net
  Adoptees Birthrights Committee (ABC)      
  Baton Rouge Chapter   3rd Wednesday
7:00 PM
Delia Pressler
225-752-3162
         
Maine OBC for ME Triad Support Portland, ME   Cathy Robishaw
207-781-6089
cmrcmr@myfairpoint.net
  ASCME South Portland, ME   Peter Jensen
207-799-3574
pjen@maine.rr.com
         
Maryland Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Chevy Chase, MD   Linda Clausen
202-966-1640
dcmetrocub@aol.com
Department of Human Resources Social Services Admin Adoption Search, Contact and Reunion Baltimore, MD   1-800-381-3678
  The Barker Foundation Bethesda, MD 3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Abbe Levine
301-554-9664
alevine@barkerfoundation.org
Volunteer Search/Support Group Adoptiee-Birthparnet Support Network (ABSN) Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC    
         
Massachusetts Adoption Connection Peabody, MA   Susan Darke
978-532-1261
sudarke@aol.com
  Adoption Community of New England Wesborogh, MA   503-366-6812
  Adoptive Families Together / MSPCC Boston, MA   617-587-1563
Faith Evangelical Free Church Acton 54 Hosmer St. 3rd Wednesday
7:30-9:00 PM
Kristy Bouley & Deborah Henderlong
  Braintree Thayer Public Library
798 Washington St
2nd Wednesday
7-8:45 PM
Jeanne Hardy, Sarah Marcella and Linda Perry
  Brookline Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St 2nd Fl. Brookline, MA
4th Monday
7-8:30 PM
Matt Paluszek & Tracy Grondin
  Jamaica Plain MSPCC Office
157 Green St
 
1st Friday 
7-9PM 
Childcare provided
Randi Schalet & Lori Baeumler
  Roslindale Roslindale Congregational Church
25 Cummins Highway
3rd Wednesday
7-8:30 PM
Childcare provided
Michelle Novell &
Clare O'Donoghue
  Swampscott First Church
40 Monument Ave
1st Thursday
7-8:30 PM
Kimberly Ryan & Sandi Santanello
  Worcester MSPCC Office
335 Chandler St
3rd Thursday
7-9PM
Deb Tambeau & Donna Warren
  CUB Boston Area Plymoth Church 
87 Edgell Rd
3rd Sunday
2-5 PM 
Sept - May
Kathy Aghajanian Coordinator
508-473-4066
Kaghajanian@live.com
         
Michigan Adopition Identity Movement of MI
(AIM)
    Tina Caudill
  Bonding by Blood Vassar, MI   Mary Louise Foess,
989-823-4013
mlfoess@gmail.com
  Adption Identity Movement (AIM) of Grand Rapids 5767 Leisure South Dr
Kentwood, MI
1st & 3rd Wednesday
6:30 PM
Peg Richer
616 531-1380
  Catholic Social Services     Ann Arbor, MI 1st Wednesday
6:30 PM    
Elly Falit
734-971-9781
  Makeing Peace with the Past Clinton-Macomb Public Library 2nd Wednesday 
7:00 PM
 
  Truths in the Adoption Triad   Lunch on Sundays Marilyn Phillips Jackson
989 977-0025
         
Minnesota CUB-Concerned United Birthparents (birthparents, adoptees and adoptive parents welcome) St. Louis Park Recreational Center, Community Room
3700 Monterey Dr
St Louis Park MN
1st Wednesday
7:00 PM
Sandy Sperazza
952-924-2540
  Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support Group Montevideo Public Library
 
Monthly Carleen Helgeson
320-226-5793
  First Nations Rpatriation Institute All Nations Indian Church
1515 E. 23rd St
Minneapolis
1st Thursday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sandra White Hawk
651-442-4872
  Duluth Adoptee Support Group (adults) Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th St 
Duluth, MN
1st Wednesday
7:00 PM
Michele Benson
218-525-3678
  Adopted and Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora (AFAAD MN) Rotates among member's homes and community locations Monthly alternating between Saturday evenings and weekdays Michelle Johnson
651-341-9636
  MN ADOPT
maintains listing of support for adoptive families and adoptees
     
  High School Adoption Group
(adoptees)
Minnetonka High School
Hwy 7

Rotating Class periods
Penelope Needham
  Middle School Adoption Group (adpoptees) Minetonka Middle School
Minnetonka,MN
 
Rotating Class Periods Penelope Needham
 
  Adult Adoptees of Central Minnesota St. Cloud Public Library, Array Room, 405 Germain St. West, St. Cloud Contact for updated information Nikki Knisley
  Reuniting Mnnesota EMAIL SUPPORT GROUP   reunitingminnesota@yahoo.com
  Adoptees MN
(adults)
777 Raymond Ave St. Paul, MN 55114 2nd Saturday
9:15 - 11:00 am
Carrie - 651-457-2252
Penny - 612-616-3139
adopteesmn@gmail.com
         
Mississippi NONE      
         
Missouri Adoption Triad Support Network KC Liberty, MO 1st Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
816-505-0328
gapmother@aol.com
    Independence, MO 2nd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
 
  Adoption Triad Support Network     Judy Bock
atcmidmo@socket.net
  Adoption Triad of the Ozarks Springfield, MO   Sharon Fieker
417-840-8492
sfieker@ichoosethisday.org
         
Montana Adoption Constellation Support Group Misssoula, MT   Beth Jaffee
406-880-3052
Nebraska   La Vista, NE   Linda Willson
402-537-4387
cyrillawillson@aol.com
    Omaha, NE   Sandy Rolles
402-397-6394
sandyrolls@cox.net
  Adoption Triad Midwest Omaha, NE   Elaine Holdren
402-334-9159
monecho@aol.com
  Adoption Circle Omaha Nebraska CHS and Catholic Charities    Sue Malloy
402-554-0520
Kim Schenkelberg
402-451-0787 
         
Nevada NONE      
         
New Hampshire American Adoption Congress Nashua, NH   Paul Schibbelhute,
603-880-7790
pschibbe@aol.com
  Birthmothers of New Hampshire Wentworth Douglas Hospital Dover, NH Mondays
5-7p.m.
Tracy Pond
603-988-2233
         
New Jersey Morristown Post-Adoption Support Group   1st Saturday
1-5pm
Ginny Bayard, 973-884-0120 Ginny_bay@yahoo.com
Judy Foster 973-455-1268 Jfoster7@optonline.net
Pat Fox, 973-998-0967
Patfox1@aol.com
Jane Nast, 973-267-8698
janenast@aol.com
  Birth Parent Support Group Children’s Aid and Family Services
Ridgewood, NJ
  Shea Campbell,
201-226-0300, ext. 301
scampbell@cafsnj.org
  Adoptee/Birth Parent Support Group Of Central NJ Hillsborourgh, NJ   Randie Zimmerman
609-510-7504
  CHATS Triad Support Group North Plainfield, NJ   JoAnn Hoppe
908-561-9654
chatsnj@comcast.net
  Concerned Persons for Adoption Whippany, NJ   Pat Bennett
908-273-5694
Paben48@comcast.net
  Full Circle Triad Post-Adoption Support Group of No. Jersey Paramus, NJ   Cindi Addesso
973-427-4521
  NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJARCH)     877-427-2465
warmline@njarch.org
Spanish:
lalineacalurosa@njarch.org
  Pamela Slaton Lumberton, NJ   (one-on-one support;
NY expertise)
609-702-7535
pamelaobr@aol.com
         
New Mexico Operation Identity Albuqerque. NM 4th Thursday,
7-9:00 p.m.
Connie Martin
505-281-7227
crmarti@swcp.com
  Adoption Support Group of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1st Monday
6:00 p.m.
Randa Phillips
505-466-3839
         
New York Adoption Group in the Village NYC New York, NY First Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Susan McQuirk,
646-303-8343
Carol Schaefer,
917 743-4118
  Adoption Crossroads NYC and Congers, NY   Joe Soll
845-268-0283
  Manhattan Birth Parents Group New York, NY 3rd Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tony Dupree
212-544-7487
         
North Carolina Adoption Triad Dialogue Support Group Greensboro, NC 2nd Tuesday 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Francie Portnoy
         
North Dakota Lutheran Social Services of ND Fargo, ND   701-235-7341
         
Ohio Adoption Network Cleveland Cleveland, OH   Linda Bellini, Direct Line -
216 482-2323
Office number -
216 325-1000
  Ohio Birth Parent Discussion Group Columbus, OH 3rd Sunday Kate Livingston
614-668-7390
ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
  Ohio Birth Parent Group (Cincinnati Branch) Cincinnati, OH 3rd Saturday Kate Livingston
614-668-7390
ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
         
Oklahoma OK Post-Adoption Support Tulsa, OK First Saturday (2:00 p.m.) Samantha Franklin
918-697-2002
Sfranklin568@yahoo.com
         
Oregon Adoption Mosaic Portland, OR 1st & 3rd Tuesday,
6:15-8:00 p.m.
Nina Yates
503-752-9982
  CUB Portland, OR   Coco Brush
503-477-9974
 
         
Pennsylvania Adoption Education & Family Counseling Doylestown, PA   Robert Allen Hafetz
267-337-4548
  PA Adoption Connection Canonsburg, PA
(email support only)
  Sherel Kissell
724-743-1992
  PA Adoption Connection Fort Hill, PA
(Online Support Only)
  Glenda Shay
814-395-3938
         
Rhode Island NONE      
         
South
Carolina
Adoption Search for Life Anderson, SC   Cynthia Walters
864-287-4328
         
South Dakota Parents of Adopted Children Parkston, SD   605-928-3955
  DSS Child Protection Services Family Support Online
Sioux Falls, SD
  605-335-2776
  Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota     Diane Pillar
SW 1-888-201-5061 x2413
Dede Mogck
SW 1-888-201-5061 x 2351
  Parents of Adopted Children Twin Brooks, SD   605-432-7887;
605-782-0782
  (SD Support, Education & Adoption Legislation)     Lynne Banks
605-759-8478
         
Tennessee Adoption Support and Preservation (support for adoptive families)   1-888-848-2727
  Birthparent Support Group c/o Miriam’s Promise
Nashville, TN
2nd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 615-292-3500
annebyrnf@miriamspromise.org
         
Texas DFW Triad Support Group Dallas, TX 2nd Saturday
1:00 p.m.
Carol DeMuth
972-414-3639
dfwtriad@yahoo.com
  Tapestry Birthmother Support Group Irving Bible Church
2435 Kinwest Parkway - Irving, TX
1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM Carol DeMuth and
Carolyn Halliburton,
972-315-9628
tapestry@irvingbible.org
  Associated Catholic Charities Houston, TX   Lillian Salinas
713-526-4611
  Roots and Missing Links Coppell, TX   Glenda Allen,
972-471-0744 Or
214-282-3809
glendalpi@aol.com
  Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Westover Hills Church
8332 Mesa,
Austin, TX
3rd Monday,
7:00 p.m.
aka@adoptionknowledge.org
         
Utah Birthmother/Adoptee Support Group Salt Lake City, UT   Donnie Davis
801-583-6664
Pdj27@aol.com
         
Vermont NONE      
         
Virginia Metro Reunion Registry
(an international registry)
Alexandria, VA   Metro.reunionregistry@verizon.net
  Adoptee-Birth Parent Support Network Alexandria, VA
(For Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC)
  301-442-9106
ABSNmail@verizon.net
  Coordinators2inc Richmond, VA 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Ricardo
804-354-1881
         
Washington WA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM) Seattle, WA 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. 206-767-9510
 
    Puyallup, WA 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.  
  A Loving Journey Federal Way, WA   Treina Stauffer
253-874-1546
alovingjourney@aol.com
  Scattered Roots Olympia, WA   Jodi McBride, 360-357-6681
  SW Washington Adoption Support Vancouver, WA 1st Wednesday Darlene Wilson
360-256-8795
wasearcher@msn.com
  Three Roots Triad Group Seattle, WA 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Rachel Stumme
206-371-7573
         
West Virginia NONE