Adoptive Parent Support Groups

If you have an adoptive parent support group or know of one that should be here, please let us know.


Adoption Circle Open Adoption Families Support Group
The Open Adoption Families Support page from Adoptive Families Magazine.

Center for Adoption Support and Education
A U.S. non-profit group providing education and support for adoptive parents and their children that includes links and a newsletter.

Chicago Area Families for Adoption
One of the largest adoption support groups in the Chicago area.

Families for Private Adoption
An adoption and support group advocating and encouraging private adoption.

Families Supporting Adoption
Serving birth families, adoptive families, children and all friends of adoption.

Hold My Hand
A mentoring service for prospective adoptive parents run by “The Guncles”

Institute for Adoption Information
A non-profit organization that demystifies and dispels stereotypes about adoption.

Long Island Adoptive Support Group
A New York-based support group for pre-adoptive and adoptive families and their children.

National Adoption Center
Promotes public awareness and recruitment, information and referral and publications for adoptive families.

Open Adoption Support
A group for Families and individuals who support openness in adoption.

Open Adoption Insight
A non-profit organization with resources and support on an array of issues related to open adoption.

Sweetpea Beginnings Adoption
Adoption Education and Support for women, children and families in California.

Thinking of Adopting
An online resource run by adoptive parents that explores an assortment of pre-placement issues and concerns.

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