Adoption Support Group
for Adults Affected by Adoption

Adults Affected by Adoption

As an adopted adult you will experience a unique set of characteristics that may make you feel set apart from others and sometimes alone. This feeling may have been with you since childhood even if you have had a wonderful childhood with the best adoptive parents and positive outcomes to your life. In our Group sharing for adoptive adults we are in a position to allow you the time to reflect on your lived experience as an adopted person which may include just some of the following:

  • Feeling alone and different.
  • Not seeing people who look like you.
  • Not feeling you can tell the truth about your life.
  • Finding that people don’t understand you.
  • Feeling that something is missing.
  • Not giving a voice to this internal experience.

Adopted Adults Monthly Support Group

Our group runs monthly on Wednesdays at 11.00 a.m for one hour and a quarter. You don’t have to be a client of ours to join this group, you just have to sign up and agree to our ground rules that keep everyone safe and comfortable at this meeting. It will be your chance to:

  • Listen to the stories of other adopted people.
  • Share your own experience.
  • Ask questions.
  • Gain advice from those who have the same felt experience as yourself as well as our expert team.
  • Decrease your sense of isolation.
  • Increase your hope and value and celebrate your unique self as an adopted person. 

We can’t change your life but we can give you a chance to reflect on your experience and make the most of your life as it is now. The group will be run by our registered manager Dr. Jo North and our Research Director David Oates both of whom have years of experience in working with adopted people. We will also invite adopted people to co-run the group with us as we develop.

We look forward to meeting you there.   

How do we join?

Simply click on the button below, read the ground rules of the group and fill in the sign up form.

We will then get in touch to welcome you and send a zoom link.

Its as simple as that!

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