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Do you offer a support group for post-adoptive families? If so, consider submitting your information for inclusion in this list. Submit Support Group >

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Are you interested in starting your own support group? The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) offers a helpful guide, Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups.

Please note that we cannot control the accuracy of information regarding the groups submitted by others. Please confirm dates, times and locations with the contact person listed.

Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents (CAFAP)

The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents is an association dedicated to providing support, training and advocacy services for foster, adoptive and relative caregiver parents. View CAFAP’s support groups >

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Hartford County

Avon, CT
This group is being offered to provide support to adoptive/guardianship families in an informal setting. Come share your knowledge, experience, and struggles with other parents and gain support. Most insurance accepted.
Meeting Time: Monday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: 30 Tower Lane, fourth floor
Contact: Susan Engel at 860-269-3104 to learn more or to register.

Litchfield County

Torrington, CT
This group is open to adoptive parent and relative guardians through DCF or private adoption.
Meeting Time: First Tuesday of the month at 10am-12pm and the Third Tuesday for the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Knights of Columbus, 152 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Contact: Susan Graham: 860-309-4322 or by email at sgraham141@yahoo.com or Maureen O’Neill-Davis at maureenod@attachtrauma.org
(Espanol) Jocelyn Salinas at jxof82@gmail.com

Fairfield County

Newtown, CT
This group is open to adoptive parents with children adopted from DCF, and international and private adoptions. Most parents who attend have had some challenges raising their children and benefit from getting ideas from others. The group also shares the joys of adoptive parenting.
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: My Place Restaurant, 8 Queen Street. (Ordering from the menu is optional)
Contact: Nancy Horowitz at nhorowitz@fcagency.org or contact Gaye Yllanes at 203-426-6502 or gayllanes@aol.comWestport, CT
This group provides information, education, and support for pre- and post-adoptive families with guest speakers and general discussions.
Meeting Time: First Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except for holidays)
Location: United Methodist Church of Westport/Weston
Contact: Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc., Debbie Schwartz at 914-997-7859 or apchudson@hotmail.com

New Haven County

Waterbury, CT
Relatives As Parents
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of each month from  6:30pm to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Annie C Courtney Foundation, 211 Schraffts Dr., Unit A5; Waterbury, CT 06705
Contact: Deb Kelleher at 475-235-21841 or deb.kelleher@anniec.org

New London County

Groton, CT ***New Location as of February, 2016***
Meeting Time: First Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Groton City Fire Department, Company 1, 140 Board Street
Contact: Janine Geida at 860-710-1593 or JGeida@waterfordcs.org

Tolland County

Vernon, CT
This group is for adoptive parents to provide support for each other and will include occasional guest speakers on topics of interest.
Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Family Affirmation Center for Treatment, 130 Old Town Road, Vernon, CT
Contact: Kathi Legare at 860-896-5331 or Kathi@factct.net