• December 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 9

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Utilizing and Creating Adoption Support Groups

Adopting a child can be a very joyous and rewarding experience for both the adoptive child and the adoptive parent(s); however, along with rewarding experiences come various challenges. Adoption support groups can offer an environment for adoptive parents to discuss these challenges and share similar stories.

A tip sheet developed by the Coalition for Child, Youth and Families and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families discusses the different types of adoption support groups available to adoptive parents and what they can offer, in addition to providing guidelines on how to begin a support group on your own, either in-person or virtually.

Somebody to Lean On: Connecting With or Creating a Support Group is available on the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families website at http://www.wiadopt.org/Portals/WIAdopt/Tipsheets/TakingCare/SupportGroups.pdf (636 KB).

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