State by State 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
 
StateNameLocationMeeting TimesContact
Alabama   
Birth Parents/Adult Adoptees GroupBirmingham, ALAudrey Derevenko, LCSW
205.837.7377
     
Arizona  . 
 Tucson Adoption Reunion Search & Support (TARS)Grace St. Paul's Church
2331 E Adams Street
Tucson AZ 85719
1 st Thursday,
6:00–8:00 p.m
Harmony Brown
520.284.0823
Arizona Adoption CirclePhoenix, AZ2nd Wednesday
7:00-9:00 pm
Colleen Cambell  
602.935.4975
602.486.3042
ArkansasNONE
California . 
 Cameron Park Triad 2nd Tuesday,
6:30-8:00 p.m
Rachel, 530-558-5336
Beth, 530-677-5658
Oakland Adoptee4th Monday
7:45-9:45 p.m
Malcolm, 510-336-9284
 
Sacramento TriadLast Tuesday
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Linda, 916.359.6777
 
Sebastopol Triad
1st Wednesday
7-9 p.m.
Jerilynn 
707.823.7840
Full Circle Support GroupOrange County, CADelayn Curtis,
714.994.1440
Search-Finders of California (search and support)San Jose, CA 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.Kris Dollard
408-356-6711

 
Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)La Mirada, CA
(near Orange County)
4th Saturday
1:00 pm
Contact Mimi Janes
for address
Adoptees ConnectTustin, CA214-502-7031
Tineke Lacy (preferred contact)
Colorado    
 CUB Support GroupLutheran Medical Center 8300 West 38th Ave., 2nd Floor Coffee Shop Conference Rm (CSCR) Wheat Ridge, COMtgs. 3rd Sunday of month
1:30 – 3:30 PM
For directions/info call CUB Info Line 303-263-1860
Connecticut    
Adoption Healing Support GroupBrown Program Center 2nd floor Universalist Church, 433 Fern St. West Hartford3rd Thursday every month - 7:00pmMJConklin@aol.com or ATPallone@aol.com
DelawareNONE
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    
 Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Adoptee & BP Support GroupLakeland, FL4 th Saturday, 12:00 NoonPatty Collings
863.299.0767
Orlando Adoption Network
Prospective and Adoptive Parents
250 Venetian Bay Circle
Sanford, FL
 M. Scott Beaton
Georgia    
 GA Adoption Reunion RegistryAtlanta, GA2 nd TuesdayPeggy Rothschild,
404.657.3560
Adult Adoptee Support GroupNorcross, GA2nd Saturday
10-11:30 am
Karen Whitehead 678.827.2111
Kate Murphy 678.684.0396
Hawaii   
 Adoption Circle of HawaiiHonolulu, HI Jan,
Rhonda
808.989.7071
    
Idaho    
 Search-Finders of Idaho (search and support)Boise, ID1 st Thursday,
7:00 p.m.
Lois Wight
208-375-9803
     
Illinois    
 Healing HeartsBloomington, IL Marilyn Strohkirch,
309-820-0230
 Adoptees, BP & AP Together Wheaton/Naperville3rd ThursdayJody Moran
630.778.0636
     
Indiana    
 Online support group for adoptees  Sherrie Eldridge
All-adoptee@yahoogroups.com
317.849.5651
     
Iowa    
 NONE   
     
Kansas     
 Adoption Concerns Triangle      Topeka, KS3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PMMarilyn Waugh
785.235.6122
 Adoption Triad Support Network KCOverland Park, KS3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
816.505.0328
gapmother@aol.com
     
Kentucky    
 Southland Christian Church Adoptive Families Support GroupLexington, KY tvascassenno@adelphia.net
 KY Transracial Adoption Support Group  Ktag_leaders@yahoo.com
 Adoptees ConnectLexington, KY 859-475-8306
Pamela Karanova (preferred contact)
     
Louisiana    
 Independent Searcher/AdvisorKenner, LA Linda Woods
504.443.1012
linrwoods@aol.com
 New Orleans ChapterMetaire, LA3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM
Christy Little
 Adoptees Birthrights Committee (ABC)   
 Baton Rouge Chapter 3rd Wednesday
7:00 PM
Delia Pressler
225.752.3162
     
Maine    
 OBC for ME Triad SupportPortland, ME Cathy Robishaw
 
 ASCMESouth Portland, ME Peter Jensen
     
Maryland    
 Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)Chevy Chase, MD Linda Clausen
202-966-1640
dcmetrocub@aol.com
 The Barker FoundationBethesda, MD3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Abbe Levine
Volunteer Search/Support GroupAdoptiee-Birthparnet Support Network (ABSN)Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC  
     
Massachusetts    
 Adoption ConnectionPeabody, MA Susan Darke
 
 Adoption Community of New EnglandWesborogh, MA 503-366-6812
 Adoptive Families Together / MSPCCBoston, MA 617-587-1563
Faith Evangelical Free ChurchActon54 Hosmer St.3rd Wednesday
7:30-9:00 PM
Kristy Bouley & Deborah Henderlong
 BraintreeThayer Public Library
798 Washington St
2nd Wednesday
7-8:45 PM
Jeanne Hardy, Sarah Marcella and Linda Perry
 BrooklineBrookline Public Library
361 Washington St 2nd Fl. Brookline, MA
4th Monday
7-8:30 PM
Matt Paluszek & Tracy Grondin
 Jamaica PlainMSPCC Office
157 Green St
 
1st Friday 
7-9PM 
Childcare provided
Randi Schalet & Lori Baeumler
 RoslindaleRoslindale Congregational Church
25 Cummins Highway
3rd Wednesday
7-8:30 PM
Childcare provided
Michelle Novell &
Clare O'Donoghue
 SwampscottFirst Church
40 Monument Ave
1st Thursday
7-8:30 PM
Kimberly Ryan & Sandi Santanello
 WorcesterMSPCC Office
335 Chandler St
3rd Thursday
7-9PM
Deb Tambeau & Donna Warren
 CUB Boston AreaPlymouth Church 
87 Edgell Rd
Framingham
3rd Sunday
2-5 PM 
Sept - May
Kathy Aghajanian Coordinator/Director
508.473.4066
     
Michigan    
 Adopition Identity Movement of MI
(AIM)
  Tina Caudill
 Bonding by Blood, UnlimitedVassar, MI Mary Louise Foess,
989.823.4013
 Adoptees ConnectGrand Rapids, MI 616-581-9272
Melissa K. Nicholson, LMSW
616-446-5341
Facebook Group: Adoptees Connect – Grand Rapids, MI
urbancurry@gmail.com 
     
Minnesota    
 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
 
 Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support GroupMontevideo Public Library
 
MonthlyCarleen Helgeson
320.226.5793
 First Nations Rpatriation InstituteAll 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
 
 Adopted and Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora (AFAAD MN)Rotates among member's homes and community locationsMonthly alternating between Saturday evenings and weekdaysMichelle 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 PeriodsPenelope Needham
 
 Adult Adoptees of Central MinnesotaSt. Cloud Public Library, Array Room, 405 Germain St. West, St. CloudContact for updated informationNikki Knisley
 Reuniting MnnesotaEMAIL SUPPORT GROUP reunitingminnesota@yahoo.com
 Adoptees MN
(adults)
777 Raymond Ave St. Paul, MN 551142nd Saturday
9:15 - 11:00 am
Penny
612.616.3139
adopteesmn@gmail.com
     
Mississippi    
 NONE   
     
MissouriAdoption Triad Support Network KCLiberty, MO1st Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
816.505.0328
  Independence, MO2nd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
 
     
Montana    
 Adoption Constellation Support GroupMisssoula, MT Beth Jaffee
406.880.3052
     
Nebraska    
  La Vista, NE Linda Willson
402-537-4387
 
  Omaha, NE Sandy Rolles
402-397-6394
sandyrolls@cox.net
     
Nevada    
 Adoptees ConnectLas Vegas, NV Group Contact - Janet Nordine
Co-Facilitator - Pamela Roberta
experiencecourage@gmail.com (preferred contact)
     
New Hampshire    
  Nashua, NH Paul Schibbelhute,
603.880.7790
 
 Birthmothers of New HampshireWentworth Douglas Hospital Dover, NHMondays
5-7p.m.
 
     
New JerseyMorristown 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 GroupChildren’s Aid and Family Services
Ridgewood, NJ
 Shea Campbell,
201-226-0300, ext. 301
scampbell@cafsnj.org
 Adoptee/Birth Parent Support Group Of Central NJHillsborourgh, NJ Randie Zimmerman
609-510-7504
 Concerned Persons for AdoptionWhippany, NJ Pat Bennett
908-273-5694
Paben48@comcast.net
 Full Circle Triad Post-Adoption Support Group of No. JerseyParamus, NJ Cindi Addesso
973-427-4521
 NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJARCH)  877-427-2465
warmline@njarch.org
Spanish:
lalineacalurosa@njarch.org
 Pamela SlatonLumberton, NJ (one-on-one support;
NY expertise)
609-702-7535
pamelaobr@aol.com
     
New MexicoOperation IdentityAlbuqerque. NM4th Thursday,
7-9:00 p.m.
Connie Martin
505-281-7227
crmarti@swcp.com
 Adoption Support Group of Santa FeSanta Fe, NM1st Monday
6:00 p.m.
Randa Phillips
505-466-3839
 Adoptees Connect    Albuquerque, NM 505-205-3400
Michille Murphy-Martin
     
New YorkAdoption Group in the Village NYCNew York, NYFirst Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.Susan McQuirk,
646-303-8343
Carol Schaefer,
917 743-4118
 Adoption CrossroadsNYC and Congers, NY Joe Soll
845-268-0283
 Manhattan Birth Parents GroupNew York, NY3rd Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.Tony Dupree
212-544-7487
 Adoptees Connect    Buffalo, NY 716-474-46-57
Susan Ortiz 
     
North CarolinaAdoption Triad Dialogue Support GroupGreensboro, NC2nd Tuesday 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Francie Portnoy
     
North DakotaLutheran Social Services of NDFargo, ND 701-235-7341
     
OhioAdoption Network ClevelandCleveland, OH Linda Bellini, Direct Line -
216 482-2323
Office number -
216 325-1000
 Ohio Birth Parent Discussion GroupColumbus, OH3rd SundayKate Livingston
614-668-7390
ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
 Ohio Birth Parent Group (Cincinnati Branch)Cincinnati, OH3rd SaturdayKate Livingston
614-668-7390
ohiobirthparents@gmail.com
     
OklahomaOK Post-Adoption SupportTulsa, OKFirst Saturday (2:00 p.m.)Samantha Franklin
918-697-2002
Sfranklin568@yahoo.com
     
OregonAdoption MosaicPortland, OR1st & 3rd Tuesday,
6:15-8:00 p.m.
Nina Yates
503-752-9982
 CUBPortland, OR Coco Brush
503-477-9974
 
     
PennsylvaniaAdoption Education & Family CounselingDoylestown, PA Robert Allen Hafetz
267-337-4548
 PA Adoption ConnectionCanonsburg, PA
(email support only)
 Sherel Kissell
724-743-1992
 PA Adoption ConnectionFort Hill, PA
(Online Support Only)
 Glenda Shay
814-395-3938
 Adoptees ConnectLancaster, PA 717-327-9912
Kevin Engle (preferred contact)

Facebook: Adoptees Connect- Lancaster, PA

     
Rhode IslandNONE   
     
South
Carolina
Adoption Search for LifeAnderson, SC Cynthia Walters
864-287-4328
     
South DakotaParents of Adopted ChildrenParkston, SD 605-928-3955
 DSS Child Protection ServicesFamily 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 ChildrenTwin Brooks, SD 605-432-7887;
605-782-0782
 (SD Support, Education & Adoption Legislation)  Lynne Banks
605-759-8478
     
TennesseeAdoption Support and Preservation(support for adoptive families) 1-888-848-2727
 Birthparent Support Groupc/o Miriam’s Promise
Nashville, TN
2nd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.615-292-3500
annebyrnf@miriamspromise.org
     
TexasDFW Triad Support GroupDallas, TX2nd Saturday
1:00 p.m.
Carol DeMuth
972-414-3639
dfwtriad@yahoo.com
 Tapestry Birthmother Support GroupIrving Bible Church
2435 Kinwest Parkway - Irving, TX
1st Tuesday, 7:00 PMCarol DeMuth and
Carolyn Halliburton,
972-315-9628
tapestry@irvingbible.org
 Associated Catholic CharitiesHouston, TX Lillian Salinas
713-526-4611
 Roots and Missing LinksCoppell, TX Glenda Allen,
972-471-0744 Or
214-282-3809
glendalpi@aol.com
     
UtahBirthmother/Adoptee Support GroupSalt Lake City, UT Donnie Davis
801-583-6664
Pdj27@aol.com
     
VermontNONE   
     
VirginiaMetro Reunion Registry
(an international registry)
Alexandria, VA Metro.reunionregistry@verizon.net
 Adoptee-Birth Parent Support NetworkAlexandria, VA
(For Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC)
 301-442-9106
ABSNmail@verizon.net
 Coordinators2incRichmond, VA3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.Rebecca Ricardo
804-354-1881
     
WashingtonWA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM)Seattle, WA1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.206-767-9510
 
  Puyallup, WA3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. 
 SW Washington Adoption SupportVancouver, WA1st WednesdayDarlene Wilson
360-256-8795
wasearcher@msn.com
 Adoptees Connect  253-670-0212
Toni Sheehan- Blake
     
West VirginiaNONE   
Canadian Support Group List
State Name
Canada
National Groups
Canadian Council of Natural Mothers
  LINKS Post-Legal Adoption Support
  Origins BC
  Parent Finders of Canada
  Birthmothers of Canada
   
Quebec Association de parents pour l’adoption quebecoise
  Mouvement Retrouvailles