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Connection Groups

Our Connection Groups create opportunities for connection, support, and impact that builds community. Groups are formed around a specific stage in adoption and are facilitated by a therapist or a volunteer.

Therapist-Led Support Groups

Therapist-led Support Groups

These groups are ongoing.  There is no official start or stop point- please join when your schedule allows- it's like rolling admission.  In 2023, thanks to our generous donors, all groups are Pay What You Can.

$20 each session is suggested but not required and your first group is always FREE!

Please reach out via email with questions, or register here

Support Group for Adult Adoptees

This group is designed to focus on the needs of adult adoptees, create connections and build a community of support.  This group is intended to supplement- but not replace- individual therapy.

Meets once a month on (4th) Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (virtual & in person)

  • 2023: June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23 & November 27 

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director, Erin Nasmyth             

Forever Parent Support Group

In partnership with Foster Village Charlotte, this is a group for caregivers who have adopted or have guardianship from foster care. This group is also open for foster parents who are on the journey toward adoption (post TPR). 

This group is free of charge for families.

Meets once a month on (2nd) Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)

  • 2023: August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director, Erin Nasmyth           

Community-led Support Groups

Community-led Support Groups

These groups are ongoing and will likely evolve over time to meet the needs of the community. Please join as frequently as your schedule allows.  Attendance is free and the events will be led by ASA community volunteers. 

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Parenting a teenager isn't always easy, but having a support network definitely helps. If you’re an adoptive parent of a teenager or young adult, join our support group for regular discussions about all the issues impacting your family at this transitional life stage.

Meets once a month on (1st) Monday from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

  • 2023: August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 & December 4

  • Facilitated by adoptive parent and long-term group participant, Diane Adams.

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