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My only regret is that I did not contact the agency sooner. I wouldn’t have been alone so long. I found the post-adoption staff at Spence-Chapin to be open and non-judgmental. A Birth Mother
Support GroupsSpence-Chapin hosts a variety of support groups, led by staff social workers. These groups offer birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees a community where participants share their feelings and concerns about a range of issues in a supportive and empathetic environment. Call us to sign-up at: 212.400.8150 or email@example.com.
Adoptive Parents of Teens
Is your teenager experiencing strong emotions and erratic behavior that you're not sure what to do with? It's normal for all teens to question their identity, choices, and values; for adopted kids, their process has extra layers of complexity. But just because it's normal doesn't mean its easy! Living with any teen is a challenge for the whole family. Spence-Chapin's Adoptive Parents of Teens Support Group offers practical guidance, support, and community with other parents in the same boat. Give us a call to sign up now.
Teenagers often exhibit unexpected emotions and behaviors as they question their identity, choices and values. Adoption adds a layer of complexity at this time as teens prepare to separate and individuate from two sets of parents, one of which is often unknown. Kids meet to share with peers while parents with other adoptive parents.
Adoptive Parents Support Group
Adoptive parents are faced with unique parenting issues. This group is open to parents with children under 13 years of age.
LGBT Adoptive Parents
Like adoptive families headed by heterosexual parents, gay parents and their children have conversations about the validity of their family, and how to deal with prejudice and questions. Same-sex couples have the added complexity that cross-gender parenting can bring. This group will offer practical advice and support for gay parents raising adopted children.
Adult Adoptee Support Groups
Spence-Chapin conducts an ongoing support group for adult adoptees. Members explore adoption-related issues of mutual concern.
Birth Parent Support Group
The purpose of this group is to create a community for birth mothers to discuss issues relevant to their experience.
Pre-Adoption Support Group
This is an open group for anyone who has an understanding of the current adoption landscape. Please note these pre-adoptive support groups are not intended to share adoption program specifics, but rather to explore the themes, feelings, and hopes of families considering moving forward with any adoption. The group meets every third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.