Support Groups

In addition to how you can help, know that there are many people who are available to provide support for triad members. The current list of support groups from the American Adoption Congress will help you connect you to them.

In reading your state support list, if you find errors or omissions, please and we'll update the site.

International Soundex Reunion Registry
P.O. Box 371179
Las Vegas, NV  89137
A Humanitarian Service - Credited by Emma Vilardi - Serving Families Since 1975
888-886-ISSR (4777)





The ALMA Society, Inc.
http://www.almasociety.org
J. M. Jackson, Registrar
PO Box 85
Denville, NJ 07834
Fax: 973-586-1358



AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS
CURRENT SUPPORT GROUP LIST, 2010

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ALABAMA

Birth Parents/Adult Adoptees Group Birmingham, AL
Audrey Derevenko, LCSW 205-943-5343

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

ARIZONA

Search Triad Phoenix, AZ
2
nd Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Karen Tinkham, 623-935-4974
www.searchtriad.org

Tucson Adoption Reunion Search & Support Group, Tucson, AZ
1
st Thursday, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Jude Guilford, 520-400-8304

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

ARKANSAS

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

CALIFORNIA

Cameron Park Triad
2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Rachel, 530/558-5336, [email protected]

Birthmom Only, Sacramento
3rd Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,                                                                                               
Stephanie 916-718-1178 
[email protected]

Adoptee Only Group
3rd Monday, Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, 6:30 - 8:30
Jim Dunn, [email protected]

PACER Triad Group,  Sacramento
Last Tuesday; 6:30 - 8:30
Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue,
Linda (MamaO) Orozco, Pacer Facilitator, 916-212-0142, OR Diane 916-442-1812, [email protected]
www.pacer-adoption.org
You are always welcome to bring your support person with you.  Several of us meet at Bernardo's Cafe at 28th and Capitol at 5:00 p.m. on our meeting day, so please join us for dinner if you can.

Contra Costa County Triad
4th Wednesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Judy, 925/952-4853 Shelly, 415/215-7469

Marin County Triad
1st Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Julie, 415/902-0769

San Mateo Triad
3rd Thursday 7-9 p.m.
Sally, 650/344-7789

Sebastopol Triad
1st Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
Jerilynn, 707/823-7840

East Bay Birthmothers
3rd Tuesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Kathy, 925/528-9191 Orinda

Oakland Adoptee
4th Monday 7:45-9:45 p.m.
Malcolm, 510/336-9284 Mark, 510/207-0142

Bay Area Birthmothers Association San Francisco, CA
Sheila Ganz, 415-564-3691
[email protected]

Triple Hearts Adoption Triangle Riverside, CA
Gwyn Dixon, 951-684-4099
[email protected]

Marlou Russell, Ph.D.
Santa Monica, CA 310-829-1438
[email protected]

Ronda Slater
Oakland, CA
510-843-3530

[email protected]

Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)
Los Angeles, CA
Mimi Janes, President

Search-Finders of California San Jose, CA (search and support)
2
nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
408-356-6711

[email protected] , www.searchfindersofcalifornia.com

Full Circle Support Group Orange County, CA
Delayn Curtis,
714-994-1440
[email protected]

Open Path: Support Group for Waiting Parents
San Francisco, CA
415-788-6772

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

COLORADO

Adoptees in Search Denver, CO
4
th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
303-232-6302

www.aisctc.org

4th Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Emotional Support Group
Kathy Mackechney,
303-960-6964

Adoptees in Search Parker, CO
2
nd Monday
Maggi Pritchard,
303-841-6929

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

CONNECTICUT

Adoption Healing Milford, CT
Jane Servadio,
203-874-2023

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

DELAWARE

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Concerned United Birthparents (DC Metro CUB)
Chevy Chase, MD
Linda Clausen,
202-966-1640

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

FLORIDA

Circle of Hope Florida Triad Post-Adoption Support Greenacres, FL (near West Palm Beach)
Sondi Hill,
561-967-7079
[email protected];
[email protected]

Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Adoptee & BP Support Group Lakeland, FL
4th Saturday,
12:00 Noon
Patty Collings,
863-299-0767

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

GEORGIA

Hand in Hand Lawrenceville, GA
Denise Carroll,
770-682-8737

[email protected]

GA Adoption Reunion Registry Atlanta, GA
2
nd Tuesday
Peggy Rothschild,
404-657-3560

[email protected]

The Triad Connection Atlanta, GA
1
st Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leslie Pate Mackinnon,
404-603-5335
[email protected]

Suzanne M. Clark, LPC Roswell, GA
Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
770-377-4958
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

HAWAII

Adoption Circle of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
Jan,
808-591-3834

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

IDAHO

Search-Finders of Idaho Boise, ID (search and support)
1
st Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Lois Wight,
208-375-9803

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

ILLINOIS

Adoptees, BP & AP Together Wheaton/Naperville:
3rd Thursday
Jody Moran,
630-778-0636
[email protected]
Truth Seekers in Adoption
www.truthseekersinadoption.org

Healing Hearts Bloomington, IL
Marilyn Strohkirch,
309-820-0230

[email protected]

For Birthmothers By Birthmothers Chicago, IL
Jessie Williams,
312-505-0473

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

INDIANA

Sherrie Eldridge Online support group for adoptees
[email protected]
317-849-5651

Adoption Triangle St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Rm. 12 Bloomington, IN
4
th Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Pam Kroskie,
812-876-9004

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

IOWA

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

KANSAS

Adoption Concerns Triangle Topeka, KS
3
rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Marilyn Waugh,
785-235-6122
[email protected]
www.adoptionconcernstriangle.webs.com

Adoption Triad Support Network KC Overland Park, KS
3
rd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m.
Carolyn Pooler,
816-505-0328
[email protected]
www.adoptiontriadsupportnetworkkc.com

Catholic Social Services Great Bend, KS
620-792-1393
[email protected]

Stigma, Inc. (Support for those conceived by rape or incest) Bonner Springs, KS
913-441-0372

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

KENTUCKY

Southland Christian Church Adoptive Families Support Group, Lexington, KY
859-224-1619

[email protected]

KY Transracial Adoption Support Group

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

LOUISIANA

LAAB Search and Reunion Kenner, LA
Linda Woods,
504-443-1012
[email protected]

Adoptees Birthrights Committee (ABC)
www.adopteesbirthrightscommittee.com

New Orleans Chapter Metairie, LA
3
rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Christy Little,
504-737-5439

[email protected]

Baton Rouge Chapter
3
rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Delia Pressler,
225-752-3162

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MAINE

OBC for ME Triad Support Group Portland, ME
Cathy Robishaw,
207-781-6089

[email protected]
www.OBCforME.org

ASCME South Portland, ME
Peter Jensen,
207-799-3574

[email protected]
www.ascme.net

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MARYLAND

Concerned United Birthparents (DC Metro CUB) Chevy Chase, MD
Linda Clausen,
202-966-1640
[email protected]

Department of Human Resources Social Services Administration Adoption Search,
Contact and Reunion Services Baltimore, MD
1-800-39 ADOPT

The Barker Foundation Bethesda, MD
3
rd Thursday, 7:-9:00 p.m.
Varda Makovsky,
301-664-9664

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Adoption Connection Inc. Peabody, MA
Susan Darke,
978-532-1261
[email protected]

Adoption Community of New England Westborough, MA
508-366-6812
http://adoptioncommunityofne.org

Adoptive Families Together/MSPCC Boston, MA
617-587-1563
www.mspcc.org

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MICHIGAN

Adoption Identity Movement of MI (AIM) Hazel Park Junior High Hazel Park, MI
1
st Wednesday (Sept.-June), 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tina Caudill,
[email protected]

www.michigansearching.com

Adoption Identity Movement (AIM) of Grand Rapids
5767 Leisure South Drive Kentwood, MI
1
st and 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Bonding by Blood Vassar, MI
Mary Louise Foess,
989-823-4013
[email protected]

Catholic Social Services Ann Arbor, MI
1
st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
734-971-9781

Making Peace with the Past Clinton-Macomb Public Library Clinton Township, MI
2
nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MINNESOTA

CUB . St. Louis Park, MN 1
st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m

952-930-9058
[email protected]

First Nations Orphans Association
1st Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Minneapolis, MN
Sandra White Hawk,
651-442-4872

Reuniting Minnesota (email support group)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReunitingMinnesota

Montevideo Support Group Public Library Montevideo, MN
4
th Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Carleen Helgeson
[email protected]

Duluth Adoptee Support Group Duluth, MN
1
st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Michele Benson,
218-525-3678

[email protected]

Adoptees MN, a support group for adult adoptees
2
nd Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Loring Office Building
430 Oak Grove Street, Rm. 207
Minneapolis
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MISSISSIPPI

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MISSOURI

Adoption Triad Support Network

KC Liberty, MO
1
st Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m.
Carolyn Pooler,
816-505-0328

[email protected]

www.adoptiontriadsupportnetworkkc.com

Independence, MO
2
nd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m.

Overland Park, KS
3rd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m.


Adoption Triad Support Network Columbia, MO
Judy Bock

[email protected]
www.atcofmidmo.com

Adoption Triad of the Ozarks Springfield, MO
Sharon Fieker,
417-840-8492
[email protected]
www.ichoosethisday.org/triad.htm


If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

MONTANA

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEBRASKA

La Vista, NE
Linda Willson,
402-537-4387 
[email protected]

Omaha, NE
Sandy Rolles,
402-397-6394 

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEVADA

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

AAC Nashua, NH
Paul Schibbelhute,
603-880-7790
[email protected]

Birthmothers of New Hampshire
Tracy Pond,
603-988-2233

www.birthmothersofnh.com

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEW JERSEY

Morristown Post-Adoption Support Group

Ginny Bayard,
973-884-0120
[email protected]

Judy Foster,
973-455-1268
[email protected]

Pat Fox,
973-998-0967
[email protected]

Jane Nast,
973-267-8698
[email protected]

Adoptee/Birth Parent Support Group Of Central New Jersey, Hillsborourgh, NJ
Randie Zimmerman,
609-510-7504

[email protected]

Birth Parent Support Group Children’s Aid and Family Services Ridgewood, NJ
Shea Campbell,
201-226-0300, ext. 301

[email protected]

Burlington Co. Birth Moms/ Adoptees Support Group pemberton, NJ
Irene Gendron,
609-893-6086

[email protected]

CHATS Triad Support Group North Plainfield, NJ
Susan Durick,
908-561-9654
[email protected]

Concerned Persons for Adoption Whippany, NJ
Pat Bennett,
908-273-5694
[email protected]

Full Circle Triad Post-Adoption Support Group of No. Jersey Paramus, NJ
Cindi Addesso,
973-427-4521

[email protected]

NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJARCH)
877-427-2465
[email protected]


Spanish:
[email protected] www.njarch.org

NJCARE of South Jersey Burlington County, NJ
Maria Caliva-Picknally,
856-848-8303

[email protected]

Pamela Slaton Lumberton, NJ (one-on-one support; NY expertise)
609-702-7535

[email protected]
www.pamelaobr.com

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEW MEXICO

Operation Identity Albuqerque. NM
4
th Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m.
Lee Morgan,
505-980-2499
[email protected]

Adoption Support Group of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
1
st Monday, 6:00 p.m.
Randa Phillips,
505-466-3839
www.asgsf.org

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NEW YORK

The Church of the Village New York, NY
Last Sunday,
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Susan McQuirk,
212-867-6056
Carol Schaefer,
646-486-3793

Adoption Crossroads NYC and Congers, NY
Joe Soll,
845-268-0283
[email protected]

Manhattan Birth Parents Group New York, NY
3
rd Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Toy Dupree,
212-544-7487
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

WNC Adoption Network Asheville, NC & surrounding region
Mari Cochran,
828-989-4511
[email protected]
www.wncadoptionnetwork.org

Adoption Triad Dialogue Support Group Greensboro, NC
2
nd Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Francie Portnoy,
[email protected]

Roberta MacDonald,

[email protected]

Triangle Adoption Support Group Durham, NC
1
st Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Roberta MacDonald,
866-587-8615
[email protected]

Queen City Adoption Support Group First Ward Recreation Center 610 East 7th Street Charlotte, NC
3
rd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Robert Graham, 704-491-0995

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Lutheran Social Services of ND Fargo, ND
701-235-7341

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

OHIO

Adoption Network Cleveland Cleveland, OH
Linda Bellini,
216-325-1000, ext. 103

www.adoptionnetwork.org

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

OKLAHOMA

OK Post-Adoption Support Tulsa, OK First Saturday (2:00 p.m.)
Samantha Franklin,
918-697-2002

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

OREGON

Birthmother/Adoptee Support Groups Portland, OR
Delores Teller,
503-260-4161
[email protected]

Adoption Mosaic Portland, OR
1
st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Nina Yates,
503-752-9982

[email protected]

AAC, CUB Portland, OR
Coco Brush,
503-477-9974 or 925-708-3422
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

PENNSYLVANIA

           Adoption Forum Bucks County, PA

Bob Hafetz,
215-343-3319
[email protected]

PA Adoption Connection of Western PA Fort Hill, PA
Glenda Shay,
814-395-3938

[email protected]

PA Adoption Connection of Western PA Canonsburg, PA (email support only)
Sherel Kissell,
724-743-1992

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

RHODE ISLAND

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Adoption Search for Life Anderson, SC
Cynthia Walters,
864-287-4328
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Parents of Adopted Children Parkston, SD
605-928-3955

Parents of Adopted Children Twin Brooks, SD
605-432-7887; 605-782-0782

DSS Child Protection Services Family Support Online Sioux Falls, SD
605-335-2776

SD-SEAL (SD Support, Education and Adoption Legislation)
Lynne Banks, 605-759-8478

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

TENNESSEE

Adoption Support and Preservation (support for adoptive families)
1-888-848-2727

www.tnasap.org

Birthparent Support Group c/o Miriam’s Promise Nashville, TN
2
nd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
615-292-3500
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

TEXAS

DFW Triad Support Group Dallas, TX 2nd Saturday,1:00 p.m.
Carol DeMuth.
972-414-3639
[email protected]

Tapestry Birthmother Support Group Irving, TX
1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Carol DeMuth,
972-315-9628
[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Westover Hills Church 8332 Mesa Austin, TX
3
rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

UTAH

Birthmother/Adoptee Support Group Salt Lake City, UT
Donnie Davis,
801-583-6664
[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

VERMONT

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

VIRGINIA

Metro Reunion Registry (an international registry) Alexandria, VA
[email protected]
http://metroreunionregistry.org

Adoptee-Birth Parent Support Network Alexandria, VA
301-442-9106

[email protected]
http://adopteebirthparentsupportnetwork.org

Coordinators2inc Richmond, VA
3
rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Rebecca Ricardo,
804-354-1881

[email protected]

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

WASHINGTON

WA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM) Seattle, WA
1
st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
206-767-9510
[email protected]

WA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM) Puyallup, WA
3
rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
[email protected]

A Loving Journey Federal Way, WA
Treina Stauffer,
253-874-1546

[email protected]

Scattered Roots Olympia, WA
Jodi McBride,
360-357-6681
www.scatteredroots.org

SW Washington Adoption Support Vancouver, WA
1
st Wednesday
Darlene Wilson,
360-256-8795

[email protected]

Three Roots Triad Group Seattle, WA
2
nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Rachel Stumme,
206-371-7573
www.three-roots.com/groups

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

WEST VIRGINIA

None

If you create one or know of one that’s not listed, be sure to let the AAC know at www.americanadoptioncongress.org on the contact us page!

 

CANADA – National Groups

Canadian Council of Natural Mothers
www.ccnm-mothers.ca

Adoption Council of Canada
www.adoption.ca

Family Helper
www.familyhelper.net

LINKS Post-Legal Adoption Support
www.members.shaw.ca/

linksadoptionsupport/ Parent Finders of Canada
www.parentfinders.org

 

British Columbia

Adoptive Families Association of BC
www.bcadoption.com

Forget Me Not Family Society
www.adoptioncircles.net

Origins BC
www.originscanada.org

 

Ontario

Adoption Council of Ontario
www.adoption.on.ca

Adoption Support Kinship (ASK)
www.askaboutreunion.org

Birthmothers of Canada
www.birthmothersofcanada.org

Parent Finders National Capital Region
www.parentfindersottawa.ca

 

Quebec

Association de parents pour l’adoption quebecoise
www.quebecadoption.net
Mouvement Retrouvailles
www.mouvement-retrouvailles.qc.ca

Parent Finders Montreal
www.home.primus.ca/~pfmtl

 

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