Community

Part of our mission at Adoption Support Alliance is to bring together adoptive families from across the Charlotte region to create opportunities for connection, support and impact. Individually, we’re building strong, thriving families, but together, we’re building a community. We offer a number of ways to connect with the Adoption Support Alliance community.

Support Groups

New Groups:
Support-ucation

Our colleagues at Creating a Family have chosen us to pilot their new support group curriculum.  Each month will be a new topic developed by the professionals at Creating a Family.  Topics covered in the Fall will include

  • Managing Expectations (September)

  • Overcoming ACEs (October)

  • Why Neglect is So Damaging (November)

  • Helping Children Heal from Trauma and Loss (December) 

The group will be structured to include some education on the given topic and time to discuss the topic and how it impacts your lives.  

  • Evening Group (2nd Monday; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

    • 2019: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

  • Morning Group (3rd Friday; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

    • 2019: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director Erin Nasmyth 

  • $20 per session

Growing Attachment in Adoption

Are you an adoptive parent that has struggled with attaching to your child?  Do your child's difficult behaviors make it hard to enjoy him? Do you sometimes wonder why you made the decision to adopt? Do you feel guilty about all of this? You are not alone. Join us as we discuss attachment, trauma, grief and adjustment following an adoption.  

 

  • Meets twice monthly on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • 2019: September 4 &18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director Erin Nasmyth 

  • $20 per session

Support Group for Adopted Teenagers

Are you a teenage adoptee? This support group provides a safe space to talk with others like you about the issues you’re facing in your daily life.

 

  • Meets once a month on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

  • Meets at Amelie's in Noda

  • 2020: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 and June 2

  • Facilitated by ASA adoption therapist Jessica Houston, LCSW 

  • $20 per group                             (first group is FREE!)

Talking to Your Kids About Adoption

Are you unsure what phrases to use to share your child's adoption story with them? Do you feel uncomfortable when your child starts to ask questions? Do you have an open adoption that, at times, complicates the conversations you are having? Join us for a group of adoptive parents who are in the early stages of talking to their children about their adoption stories.

This group is designed to be both educational and supportive. You'll leave with greater confidence in having conversations with your child, tools to use in the conversations and a feeling that you are not alone!

  • Group will meet for three one-hour and a half sessions from 10 am to 11:30 am: 

  • 2020: February 19, 26 & March 4

  • Fall 2020 will offer an evening group

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director Erin Nasmyth 

  • $120 for all three sessions 

Support Group for Parents of Adopted Teenagers

Nothing about teenagers is easy, but having a support network definitely helps. If you’re an adoptive parent of a teenager, join our support group for regular discussions about all the issues impacting your family at this stage of life.

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

  • 2020: Jan 6, Feb 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept 14, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director Erin Nasmyth 

  •  $20 per group session                (first group is free!)

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.

 

  • Meets once a month on (3rd) Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

  • 2020: Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16. Dec 14

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director Erin Nasmyth

  • $20 per group session                 (first group is FREE!)

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