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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.  Only pay when you attend- $20 each session but 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 is mean to supplement, but not replace individual therapy.

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

  • January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28 & December 19

  • 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). 

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

  • April 12, May 10, June 7

  • Facilitated by ASA Executive Director, Erin Nasmyth, and staff at Foster Village Charlotte            

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. 


Inspired by those who have participated in our Adoption 101 class, this group is for those considering or in the process of adoption.  Open to all individuals and couples who would like to be supported by others going through a similar stage of the journey.

For this season, the group is being led by Liz Preston, an ASA community member, driven by her family's adoption experience.  

  • Meets once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Feb 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8 and Dec 13)

  • Locations and times will vary, so sign-up below to be added to our e-mail list and receive the latest updates

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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.

  • Feb 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, Aug 1, Sept 5,   Oct. 3, Nov 7 and Dec 5

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

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