The teen years are a crucial time in the development of personal awareness and identity. Young people are trying to figure out who they are and who they want to become, while also striving to fit in and find their place in the world. The inherent difficulties in this process can be exacerbated by adoption. The open ended adoption support group provides a forum for addressing problematic issues or feelings that can arise and educating participants about the adoption triangle and its three main constituents.
Questions, issues and feelings about adoption are processed and discussed from the viewpoint of adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents. The association with fellow adoptees normalizes the experience and provides connections and support within the group.
The adoption group is held weekly for an hour.