Support Groups

*Information is subject to change. Please contact the organizer before attending to confirm details!

Devereux Florida offers Adoptive Family Support Groups in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, each month.Meetings are Free to Attend! Refreshments are provided!

 

Adopted Youth Support Groups

There is also a separate group for teens to discuss their experiences with adoption during the meetings. Teens, 13 – 17 years old, from Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties are welcome to attend. There is also a group for children ages 6- 12. It focuses on family and activities, primarily through crafts and games.

All groups have child care for ages 2 and up.  Younger ages, please contact sbethea@devereux.org to request an exception.

Please RSVP to Kristin Bayer by phone, 321-441-8631 or e-mail, kbayer@devereux.org


One Hope United/Wendy’s Wonderful Kids offers Preparation/Pre-Adoption Groups for approved families: OHU Pre Adoption Group


Orlando Adoption Network

“The Orlando Adoption Network was created for all families involved in the world of adoption, either at the beginning or end of their adoption journeys. Our goal is for the Network to serve as a source of strength, comfort, support and information. Because each family’s journey is unique, everyone has their own set of experiences to share.”

http://www.orlandoadoptionnetwork.com/


 

Adult Adoptee Support Group

“This is a group for adult (18+) adoptees (people who are adopted.) These are the only 2 qualifications; all adult adoptees are welcome! (i.e. domestic, international, foster care, kinship adoption, etc.) We meet once a month to discuss issues relevant to adult adoptees and learn about common thoughts, feelings, and ideas with others who understand and identify. This group’s purpose is to be a safe haven for adoptees to learn, connect, and explore… and no one will tell you to be grateful!!

Note: this group is facilitated by a registered counselor, and sometimes meets at a counseling office, but is not a therapy group. There is a recommended group fee of $5 per person per meeting to offset meetup.com fees. ”

http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-Adult-Adoptee-Support-Meetup/

 

Kinship Support Group

https://www.childrenshome.org/programs-and-services/finding-forever-families/kinship-support-services/kinship-orange-support-groups.aspx

Lake/Sumter/Marion County Families 

Lake/Sumter Families Foster Adoption Meeting
3rd Saturday of each month 10am-12pm                                                                                                               Contact: Melanie Stimmell – melaniestimmell50@gmail.com                                                                    First Baptist Leesburg – Fellowship Hall

Marion County Meeting
2nd Thursday of each month 6:30pm – Kids Central Inc.
Contact: Vilma Caban – Vilma.Caban@KidsCentralinc.org
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Ocala

Lake County Meeting                                                                                                                                                        4th Monday of each month 6:30pm – Kids Central Inc.                                                                                   Contact: Vilma Caban – Vilma.Caban@KidsCentralinc.org                                                                                    Liberty Baptist Church, Clermont

 

 

 

 

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