Adoption Support Groups
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• Adoption Associates has openings in their professionally-led adoption support groups held at their offices, 34 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands. There are separate groups for parents of children in elementary, middle and high school. Groups meet once per month, some at night, some during the day. 617-965-9369; adoptionassociates.org.
•Adoption Resource Associates offers help every step of the way in the adoption process. Their services range from Pre-placement consulting, family therapy, post adoption consulting and more. 245 First Street, 18th Floor Cambridge. 617-492-8888; adoptara.org.
• Adoptive Families Together offers support groups for adoptive families that meet in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and surrounding communities in Greater Boston. Call for the next meeting date and time. 857-728-2157; mspcc.org/our-services/foster-care-adoption/adoptive-families-together.
• Alliance for Children, Inc places thousands of children with adoptive families around the nation. They guide their families through the whole process. 17 Oak Street, 2nd Floor, Needham 781-444-7148; allforchildren.org.
• Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption New England is a support group for adoptive families with children from Russia and other European countries. email@example.com; frua.org.
• Families with Children from China New England is a Greater Boston based non-profit organization dedicated to support families who have adopted children from China and waiting families. CAliaison@fccne.org; fccne.org.
• First Connections Post- Adoption Support Group meets once a week in Concord for parents of children up until 7 years old. It is a supportive environment for adoptive parents where they can share resources and discuss topics with each other. (978) 287-0221; firstconnections.org/expecting-and-adopting-families.
• Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc helps find a place to call home for children in foster care. They recruit, educate, support and advocate for families through the adoption process. 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston. 617-542-3678; mareinc.org.
• The Rainbow Connection Playgroup welcomes all foster/adoptive/biological parents looking to make meaningful connections with others raising minority children. Meets third Thursdays of the month in Medway at St. Joseph Parish Center. 508-533-5820; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/rainbowconnectionsplaygroup.
• Wide Horizons For Children is the largest private, nonprofit adoption agency in the Northeast. The group offers adoption information meetings and post-adoption services. 781-894-5330; whfc.org.