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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New London

New Haven


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 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 or Maureen O'Neill-Davis at
(Espanol) Jocelyn Salinas at

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 or contact Gaye Yllanes at 203-426-6502 or

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

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, 211 Schraffts Dr., Unit A5; Waterbury, CT 06705
Contact: Deb Kelleher at 475-235-21841 or

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

Tolland County

Vernon, CT
Support groups offered for adoptive parents to provide support for each other and will include occasional guest speakers on topics of interest.
Meeting Time: Call for times.
Location: The Family Affirmation Center for Treatment, 130 Old Town Road, Vernon, CT
Contact: Kathi Legare at 860-896-5331 or