For Adoptive Parents

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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.

Is your support group listed here but details have changed? Submit Changes to Support Group.

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 Families (CAFAF)

The Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families is an association dedicated to providing support, training and advocacy services for foster, adoptive and relative caregiver parents. View CAFAF’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.

Bloomfield, CT

This group offers support to adult adoptees and/or adoptive parents.  The group is for those seeking their birth parents and those whose adoptive children are seeking their birth parents.  The therapist will address the issues of loss and adoptive clinical issues and assist with processing the very conflicting feelings associated with adoption.
Meeting Time: call for more information
Location: Behavioral Health Pathways 34 Jerome Avenue, Suite 218, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Contact: Esther Mwangi at 860-205-2157 for more information.

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 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Third Tuesday for the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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: Katie Donroe at 203-523-5746 or kdonroe@fcagency.org  or contact Jane Michaud at 203-523-5732 or jmichaud@fcagency.org

Westport, 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  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Annie C Courtney Foundation, 15 Boyden St., 2nd Fl, #8, Waterbury, CT 06704
Contact:  Office: 475.235.2184 or Cell: 203.706.0101  or deb.kelleher@anniec.org

New London County

 

 

Tolland County