Adoption Support Groups For Adopting Persons
Adopting a child can be a wonderful experience. It can also be a confusing process full of emotional ups and downs and leave you feeling you have more questions than answers. At the end of the day you may feel you need the help and emotional support of people who have done this before. In fact you may have many questions as to how the adoption process works, child adoption laws, who qualifies to adopt, where best to go to adopt a child, which child is right for you, not to mention financial, medical and other concerns. With that in mind we have created a list of informational resources and support groups for adopting families and have organized them for your convenice by state. All you need to do is click on the link for the state where you wish to adopt a child and you will find a wealth of information to help you with not only finding support groups, but also how to adopt and also how to care for your child after you adopt.
Adoption Support Groups for Adopting Families
National Level Adoption Support Groups
Additional information on Adoption Support Groups by State can be found online at American Adoption Congress where you can find up-to-date information on support groups in your area, as well as information on starting an adoption support group. Other nationwide resources include:
Adoptive Families Circle is an online community for adoptive families to share their experiences on adoption and connect with other families for support.
DailyStrength provides online support groups for adoptive families to share and connect with others on their adoption journeys.
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) is for families who have adopted, or are in the process of adoption, from Russia and former Soviet Union countries.
Gay Parent Magazine provides a network of support groups to parents within the LBGTQ+ community.
Guatemala Adoptive Families Network initiates and supports the adoption of Guatemalan children.
National Adoption Center attempts to facilitate the adoption of children in the U. S., particularly children with special needs and those from minority cultures.
North American Council on Adoptable Children offers a database for adoptive families to locate adoption support groups in their state.
Resolve is dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support to those who face infertility.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information on all aspects of both domestic and international adoption.
211 is a useful resource in finding local support groups and resources related to adoption.
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