Support for Adoptive Families, Birth Families and Adoptees

An adoption is a journey with many experiences along the way.  A New Beginning understands the importance of having professionals, peers and other adoptive families in your circle or community.   We have developed multiple avenues for adoptive families, birth families and adoptees to connect with others will like adoption experiences either face to face or through their digital world.

Adoptive Moms Support Group

Adoptive Moms and Moms-to-be Support Group – 3rd Tuesday of each month

Adoptive Moms and moms-to-be who have had a child placed in their home or Moms who have completed a home study and waiting for child placement is invited to our group.  Our Mom Tribe is the perfect place to connect to others who have an adoption journey.  Our adoption professionals are partnering with adoption peers to lead compelling and informative groups the 3rd Tuesday of each Month.  Building your peer community, learning for each other, adoptive parents, experts and discovering resources.

Led by A New Beginning Adoption Specialists in partnerships with peer adoptive moms
Special guests and speakers at specific meetings

When:  3rd Tuesday of each month
Time:  7 pm – 8 pm topic discussion
Extended time:  8 pm- 8:30 pm Q & A, add’nl topics and discussion
Calendar – click here
RSVP or more info –
admin@adoptanewbeginning.org

Topics include school and the adopted child, openness in your adoption, the Holidays, self-care, attachment parenting, understanding loss and grief, parents roles as adoption educators, recommended community resources and books, helping your child share their adoption story, relationships with birth families and extended families, raising kids with confident adoption identities, advocating for your child, race and culture, talking to your child about adoption and navigating birth family needs vs. adoptive family needs.

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Adoptive Dad’s Support Group

DANA (Dad’s Are Not Alone)
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month via Zoom at 7pm

Perfect for Dads and Dads-to-be of adopted children.  It doesn’t matter which adoption program, adoptive Dads can connect.  Topics vary and the group remains a safe, fun and connective space.

Led by Sally Guyer, MSW
Calendar – click here
RSVP or more  info – admin@adoptanewbeginning.org

 

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Adult Adoptee Support Group – Piecing it together

May 20 will be A New Beginning’s first adult adoptee support group and it’s open to any adoptee who wants to connect to others.  Magaly Perez, born in Mexico will lead the group and is excited about sharing her story and inviting others to comment, discuss and open up about their own.

The group is a safe space.  Adoption is a roller-coaster, you go through a lot of emotions you your life.  Sharing your story with a group of people that have gone through and are still going through a difficult time or similar situation can help greatly.

It’s FREE, RSVP to stephanie@adoptanewbeginning.org for the Zoom link.

Groups plans to meet monthly.  Virtually to begin with and then venture into hybrid with some in-person opportunities.

Calender, click here

 

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Youth Adoptee Support Group – YANA

The Youth Adoptee Support Group a.k.a. YANA provides a safe place for developing friendships, leadership, learning together and meeting like experienced humans and focusing on connection!  It’s perfect for adopted youth ages 8-13 years old.

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of A New Beginning’s new and improved Youth Adoptee Support Group, YANA.  YANA (You Are Not Alone) is a support group for youth adoptees that focuses on connection.  The connection is with other youth adoptees who relate to the unique adoption experiences.  The Youth Adoptee Support Group is a safe place to connect, have fun and most of all, realize YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Living in a world that is filled with negativity it is important to have a community of people who uplift and fill you. We are planning on meeting twice a month over Zoom due to COVID 19. We have activities planned for each night. We can’t wait to meet and connect with your kids!

For more information, click here.

For schedule of YANA events, click here.