Support For Birth Parents

After Adoption

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“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

-Peter Levine

You are not alone.

Your emotional journey doesn’t end when the adoption paperwork is signed. The experience of placing a child for adoption often carries profound feelings of grief, loss, and uncertainty for birth parents. Those feelings may persist long after the child has been placed with their new family. Getting the right kind of support can make a big difference for your short and long-term mental health and well-being.

To help birth parents find the support they need after adoption, we’ve gathered many of the best resources available in every state including birth parent-competent counselors, support groups, and in-person gatherings.

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Support Groups

Safe spaces to connect with others who share in similar experiences, offering both support and understanding.

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Therapists

Compassionate individual support from professionals there to help guide you through the complex emotions encountered after placement.

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Retreats

A chance to get away from the everyday to connect, grow, and heal with others who have walked in the same shoes.

National Birth Parent Support Resources

These support resources are available to all birth parents no matter where they live.

support groups

BirthMoms Today

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: birthmomstoday.com

Contact: Kim Noeth

Phone: 717-517-2334

Email: birthmomstoday@gmail.com

 

support groups

Brave Love

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: www.bravelove.org

Email: info@bravelove.org

 

support groups

Concerned United Birthparents

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: concernedunitedbirthparents.org/zoom-support-groups

Phone: 800-822-2777

Email: admin@concernedunitedbirthparents.org

 

support groups

Embrace Grace

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: embracegrace.com

Phone: 817-755-8484

Email: info@embracegrace.com

support groups

First Families: Birthparents Journeying Together

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: www.instagram.com/firstfamiliessupport

Contact: Amber Jimerson

Email: amtjimerson@gmail.com

 

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Nightlight Christian Adoptions’ Post Adoption Connection Center

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: nightlight.org/pacc-birthparents

Contact: Heather Sloan, LBSW

Phone: 254-741-1633

Email: heather@nightlight.org

 

support groups

On Your Feet Foundation’s BirthmomsConnect Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: onyourfeetfoundation.org/birthparent-services/birthmomsconnect.html

Contact: Jennifer Adams

Phone: 224-858-6933

Email: jennifer@onyourfeetmidwest.org

 

AdoptMatch does not endorse the providers listed in the Birth Parent Support Resources Directory and is not responsible for the services they provide.

 


Alabama

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support groups

Lifetime Healing Community Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: sitkneetoknee.com/findagroup

Contact: Audrey Derevenko LCSW

Phone: 205-837-7377; 205-943-5343

Email: adereven@childrensaid.org

Location: Homewood, AL 

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 

 


Alaska

AM Alaska

therapists

Brittany Pope, LPC, LPC-S, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: bewellmentalwellness.net

Phone: 360-726-3108

Email: hello@bewellmentalwellness.net

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


Arizona

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support groups

Adoption Home Study Services of Arizona
Expectant & Birth Mother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: azadoptionservices.org

Contact: Calli Tidwell    

Phone: 480-392-5723

Email: calli@azadoptionservices.org

Location: Gilbert, AZ

 

therapists

Beverly Quidort, MSW, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: azadoptionoptions.com/international-adoption

Contact: Calli Tidwell    

Phone: 602-861-3950

Email: calli@azadoptionservices.org

Location: Phoenix, AZ 

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


Arkansas

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support groups

Shared Beginnings Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource:  Support group 

Website: sharedbeginnings.org/ive-placed-a-baby-for-adoption/

Contact: Marci 

Phone: 714-865-5059; 479-755-4146

Email: letschat@sharedbeginnings.org

Location: Fayetteville, AR

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


California

AM California

support groups

Lifetime Healing Community Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: sitkneetoknee.com/findagroup

Contact: Katie Monroe 

Phone: 714-732-2284

Email: kfmroe@gmail.com

Location: Anaheim, CA

 

support groups

Celia Center Birth First Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: celiacenter.org/events-calendar-support-groups

Contact: Jeanette Yoffe

Email: info@celiacenter.org

Location: Long Beach, CA

 

support groups

Concerned United Birthparents Adoption Triad Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: concernedunitedbirthparents.org/support-groups

  Phone: 800-822-2777

Location: Studio City, CA

 

support groups

Spark Center's Adoption Triad Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: sparkcenter.com/events/adoption-triad-support-group

Contact: Jim Dunn or Linda Orozco

Phone: 760-415-3698 or 916-212-0142

Email: connect@sparkcenter.com

Location: Sacramento, CA

 

support groups

Concerned United Adoption Triad Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: concernedunitedbirthparents.org/support-groups

Contact: Patrick McMahon

Phone: 619-865-6943

Location: San Diego, CA

 

therapists
Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: michelleharwelltherapy.com

Phone: 213-816-4501

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

therapists
Leslie Johnson, LMFT

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: leslijohnson.com

Phone: 310-614-1867

Email: lesli@yourmindfulbrain.com

Location: Pasadena, CA

 

therapists
Erin Mason, LMFT

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: erinmason.net

Phone: 818-209-7573

Email: info@erinmason.net

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

therapists
Weaving Threads 

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: weavingthreads.org

Location: San Francisco, CA

 

therapists
Robyn Harrod, MSW, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: robynharrod.com

Phone: 213-262-5523

Email: harrodrobyn@gmail.com

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

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MPower Alliance

Type of Resource: Retreat

Website: mpoweralliance.org/birthmother_retreats

Phone: 415-513-5010

Email: hello@mpoweralliance.org

Location: San Francisco, CA 

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 

 


Colorado

AM Colorado

support groups

Colorado Christian Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: christianservices.org

Contact: Anna

Phone: 303-761-7236

Email: anna@christianservices.org

Location: Centennial, CO

 

support groups

Hope's Promise Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: hopespromise.com/event/birth-mother-support-group-may

Contact: Beth Woods

Phone: 303-660-0277

Email: beth@hopespromise.com

Location: Castle Rock, CO

 

therapists

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: https://growbeyondwords.com/contact/

Phone: 303-522-3184

Email: info@growbeyondwords.com

Location: Greenwood Village, CO

 

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Connecticut

AM Conneticut

therapists

Asmahan Liebowitz, LCSW, LLC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/asmahan-liebowitz

Phone: 860-717-3173

Location: Avon, CT

 

therapists

Emily Agostini, LICSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: emilyagostini.com

Phone: 203-699-6459

Email: agocare@emilyagostini.com

 

therapists

Jen Arsenault, LCSW, LISW-CP

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jen-arsenault

Phone: 864-319-0773

Location: West Hartford, CT

 

therapists

Gayle Weill, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: gayleweilllcsw.com/adoption-therapy

Phone: 203-635-9662

Email: gayleweill@gmail.com

 

therapists

Karen Caffrey, LPC, JD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: karencaffrey.com

Phone: 860-313-0039

Email: karen@karencaffrey.com

Location: West Hartford, CT

 

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Washington DC

AM DC

therapists

Asmahan Liebowitz, LCSW, LLC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/asmahan-liebowitz

Phone: 860-717-3173

Location: Avon, CT

 

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Delaware

AM Delaware

support groups

A Better Chance For Our Children Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abcfoc.org/post-adoption-support

Phone: 877-533-2212

Location: Wilmington, DE

 

support groups

A Better Chance For Our Children Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abcfoc.org/post-adoption-support

Phone: 302-725-5008

Location: Milford, DE

 

therapists

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: abcfoc.org/therapy-services

Phone: 302-746-7265

Location: Wilmington, DE

 

therapists

Amy Morgan, LPCMH

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: abcfoc.org/therapy-services

Phone: 302-746-7265

Location: Wilmington, DE

 

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Florida

AM Florida

support groups

Heart of Adoptions Alliance's Hope Program

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: heartofadoptionsalliance.com/events/category/hope-program

Phone: 866-432-7860

Email: hope@heartofadoptionsalliance.com

Location: Tampa/Apopka, FL

 

support groups

Concerned United Birth Parents Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: concernedunitedbirthparents.org/support-groups

Contact: Ashley Stewart

Phone: 863-712-1089

Email: ashleyfl28@aol.com

Location: Lakeland, FL

 

support groups

A Women's Pregnancy Center Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: awomenspregnancycenter.com

Contact: Sherri Daume

Phone: 850-297-1174 (call or text)

Email: sherri@awpc.cc

Location: Tallahassee, FL

 

support groups

Lifetime Healing Community Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: sitkneetoknee.com/findagroup

Contact: Sarah Noelle Schmidth

Email: sarah@lifetimehealingadoption.com

Location: Jacksonville, FL

 

support groups

Adoption & Family Support Center's Placement From the Heart Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptfloridafamily.com/placement-from-the-heart-faqs

Contact: Angela

Phone: 386-852-9098

Email: angelaquick@hotmail.com

Location: Port Orange, FL

 

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Morgan

Phone: 336-655-4081

Email: britt@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Tallahassee, FL

 

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Tilara

Phone: 772-538-2830

Email: tilarayawn@gmail.com

Location: Vero Beach, FL

 

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Delora

Phone: 407-766-6628

Email: Delora@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Winter Park, FL

 

therapists

Kathy Roth, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: anempoweredlife.org/kathyroth

Phone: 813-658-8071

 

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Georgia

AM Georgia

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Debbie

Phone: 678-390-7863

Email: britt@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Carrollton, GA

 

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Sarah

Phone: 843-368-6384 (call or text)

Email: britt@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Savannah, GA

 

support groups

SEEN Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Carol Corban

Phone: 770-957-8288

Email: britt@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Stockbridge, GA

 

support groups

Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies' Birth Parent Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: galaa.org/blog

Contact: Kristin Andrews

Phone: 404-657-3555

Email: kristin.andrews@familiesfirst.org

Location: Atlanta, GA

 

therapists

Kathy Roth, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: anempoweredlife.org/kathyroth

Phone: 813-658-8071

 

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Hawaii

AM Hawaii

support groups

A Family Tree's Pono Roots Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: ponoroots.org/about-5-1

Phone: 808-589-2367

Email: Help@Ponoroots.org

Location: Honolulu, HI

 

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Idaho

AM Idaho

support groups

Treasure Valley Path's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: treasurevalleypath.org

Phone: 208-384-9504

Email: info@treasurevalleypath.org

Location: Boise, ID

 

therapists

Holly Hudson-Nogle, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: hopefulhorizons.net/about

Phone: 208-214-3384

Location: Boise, ID

 

therapists

Dawn Green, MA, LPC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: refugecounseling.com/dawn-green

Phone: 208-960-7171

Email: dawn@refugecounseling.com

Location: Caldwell, ID

 

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Illinois

AM Illinois

support groups

Adoptees, BP, & AP Together Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Contact: Jody Moran

Phone: 630-778-0636

Email: adoption@wideopenwest.com

Location: Wheaton/Naperville, IL

 

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Indiana

AM Indiana

support groups

Adoption Support Center's Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionsupportcenter.com/expectant-mothers/personal-support

Contact: Allana Jackson-Wade

Phone: 812-760-3090

Email: AKJ164@gmail.com

Location: Indianapolis, IN

 

support groups

Adoption Support Center's Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionsupportcenter.com/expectant-mothers/personal-support

Contact: Mellisa Lathion

Phone: 574-303-2552

Email: Mellisa.lathion@yahoo.com

Location: South Bend, IN

 

support groups

Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: giftsofgraceadoption.com

Phone: 765-326-1110 (call or text)

Email: info@ggadopt.com

Location: Lafayette, IN

 

therapists

Allison Montgomery, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsofindiana.org/about-us/#staff

Phone: 317-820-2290

Email: allison@adoptionsofindiana.org

Location: Carmel, IN

 

therapists

Brooke Randolph, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: brooke-randolph.com/therapy-services/adoption-therapy

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: email@brooke-randolph.com

Location: Indianapolis, IN

 

therapists

Lisa Floyd, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: greenhouseindy.com/lisa-floyd

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: lisa@greenhouseindy.com

Location: Indianapolis, IN

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


Iowa

AM Iowa

support groups

Avalon Center's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: avaloncenter.us

Phone: 641-715-1183

Email: counseling@avaloncenter.us

Location: Charles City, IA

 

support groups

Avalon Center's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: avaloncenter.us

Phone: 641-422-0070

Email: counseling@avaloncenter.us

Location: Mason City, IA

 

therapists

Alyssa Caldbeck, LISW, RPT

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: alyssacaldbeck.com

Phone: 515-446-8450

Email: alyssa@alyssacaldbeck.com

Location: Johnston, IA

 

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Kansas

AM Kansas

support groups

Catholic Diocese of Whichita's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: catholicdioceseofwichita.org

Phone: 316-269-3900

Email: toombsb@catholicdioceseofwichita.org

Location: Wichita, KS

 

support groups

Adoption Option, Inc.'s Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionoptionkc.com/birth-parent-support

Contact: Hillary Merryfield

Phone: 913-209-2640

Email: hillarymerryfield18@gmail.com

Location: Overland Park, KS

 

support groups

Adoption & Beyond's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoption-beyond.org/adoption-resources/kc-support-groups

Phone: 913-381-6919

Email: adopt@adoption-beyond.org

Location: Overland Park, KS

 

therapists

Hillary Merryfield, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionoptionkc.com

Phone: 913-209-2640

Email: hillarymerryfield18@gmail.com

Location: Overland Park, KS

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


Kentucky

AM Kentucky

therapists

Brooke Randolph, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: brooke-randolph.com/therapy-services/adoption-therapy

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: email@brooke-randolph.com

 

Do you know of a post-placement resource for birth parents that's not listed? Please let us know.

 


Louisiana

AM Louisiana

therapists

Kara Elizabeth Clark, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/kara-elizabeth-clark-crowley-la

Phone: 337-415-4566 ext. 255

Location: Crowley, LA

 

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Maine

AM Maine

therapists

Penney Siddiqui, LCSW, CCS, EDd

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: penneysiddiqui.com/about-penney

Phone: 207-551-1274

Location: Presque Isle, ME

 

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Maryland

AM Maryland

support groups

Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionsupport.org/resources/event/support-group

Contact: Tonyala Scott

Phone: 301-476-8525

Email: caseadopt@adoptionsupport.org

Location: Burtonsville, MD

 

support groups

The Barker Adoption Foundation

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: barkeradoptionfoundation.org/adoption-services/family-post-adoption-services#birth-parents

Contact: Katie Ambush

Phone: 301-664-9664

Email: kambush@barkerfoundation.org

Location: Bethesda, MD

 

therapists

Elizabeth Bryan, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=elizabeth-bryan-lmsw

Email: bryan@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Barb Franck, LCSW-C

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=barb-franck

Phone: 703-372-0671

Email: franck@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Susan LaVigna, LCSW-C

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=susan-lavigna

Phone: 703-659-0813

Email: lavigna@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Paris Terrell, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=paris-terrell-lmsw

Phone: 301-660-4264

Email: terrell@adoptionsupport.org

 

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Massachusetts

AM Massachusetts

support groups

Boston Post Adoption Resources' Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: bpar.org/group-therapy-old

Phone: 617-418-6163

Email: info@bpar.org

Location: Brookline, MA

 

support groups

Concerned United Birthparents Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website:https://concernedunitedbirthparents.org/support-groups

Contact: Kathleen Aghajanian

Phone: 508-473-4066

Location: Framingham, MA

 

therapists

Lisa Gallagher, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: integrative-practices.com/who-we-are

Phone: 781-277-4677

Email: drlgallagher@gmail.com

Location: Canton, MA

 

therapists

Emily Agostini, LICSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: emilyagostini.com

Phone: 203-699-6459

Email: agocare@emilyagostini.com

 

therapists

Brooke Randolph, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: brooke-randolph.com/therapy-services/adoption-therapy

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: email@brooke-randolph.com

 

therapists

Boston Post Adoption Resources

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: bpar.org/individual-therapy

Phone: 617-418-6163

Email: info@bpar.org

Location: Brookline, MA

 

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Michigan

AM Michigan

support groups

Lifeline Michigan Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: cfs-michigan.org/birth-mom-support-group

Contact: Sarah

Phone: 248-557-8390

Email: sarah.harpootlian@lifelinechild.org

Location: Southfield, MI

 

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Minnesota

AM Minnesota

support groups

Bellis's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: mybellis.org/find-support

Phone: 833-423-5547

Email: info@mybellis.org

Location: Minneapolis, MN 

 

support groups

Children's Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota's Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: chlss.org/series/search-and-reunion-support-group

Contact: Betsy Trondson

Phone: 651-646-7771

Email: betsy.trondson@chlss.org

Location: St. Paul, MN

 

support groups

Concerned United Birth Parents' Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: concernedunitedbirthparents.org/support-groups

Contact: Erin Merrigan

Phone: 612-298-9369

Location: St. Louis Park, MN

 

therapists

Amber Haley-Grant, MA, LPCC, PACC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: fosteradoptmn.org/therapist/amber-haley-grant-ma-lpcc-pacc/

Phone: 612-861-7115

Location: Minneapolis, MN

 

therapists

Amy Wilkerson, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: growhealblossom.com/

Phone: 520-955-8351

Email: amywilkerson@growhealblossom.com

 

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Mississippi

AM Mississippi

therapists

Karla Andress, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC-S

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: killebrewpsychological.com/meet-our-staff

Phone: 601-707-7291

Email: Karla@andresscounseling.com

Location: Ridgeland, MS

 

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Missouri

AM Missouri

support groups

Lutheran Children and Family Services' Birth Parent Support Services   

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lfcsmo.org

Contact: Traci O'Moore

Phone: 866-326-5327

Email: Traci.OMoore@lfcs.org

Location: Kansas City, MO

 

support groups

Lutheran Children and Family Services' Birth Parent Support Services   

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lfcsmo.org

Contact: Amory’e Curtis

Phone: 866-326-5327

Email: Amorye.Curtis@lfcs.org

Location: Columbia, MO

 

support groups

Lutheran Children and Family Services' Birth Parent Support Services   

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lfcsmo.org

Contact: Kayla Holmes

Phone: 866-326-5327

Email: Kayla.Holmes@lfcs.org

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

 

support groups

Lutheran Children and Family Services' Birth Parent Support Services   

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lfcsmo.org

Contact: Shirley Smith

Phone: 866-326-5327

Email: Shirley.Smith@lfcs.org

Location: Springfield, MO

 

support groups

Lutheran Children and Family Services' Birth Parent Support Services   

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lfcsmo.org

Contact: Cyrini Daniels

Phone: 866-326-5327

Email: Cyrini.Daniels@lfcs.org

Location: St. Louis, MO

 

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Montana

AM Montana

support groups

St. John's United’s Birthmother Circle

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: stjohnsunited.org   

Phone: 406-655-5600

Location:  Billings, MT

 

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Nebraska

AM Nebraska

support groups

Nebraska Children's Home Society

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: nchs.org/post-adoption-services/#birth-parent-support 

Phone: 402-451-0787

Location: Omaha, NE

 

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Nevada

AM Nevada

support groups

Loving Hearts Adoption Services Birthmother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lovingheartsadoption.org/support-groups-events

Contact: Alex

Phone: 702-385-3351

Email: ahoops@lovingheartsadoption.org

Location: Las Vegas, NV

 

support groups

SEEN Birthmother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Trejon Daily

Phone: 775-223-1035

Email: FCPCTreion@aol.com

Location: Reno, NV

 

therapists

Patricia Hanisee, LMFT, MS, EdD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/patricia-hanisee-las-vegas-nv/279421

Phone: 702-825-7119

Location: Las Vegas, NV

 

therapists

Brittany Katz, MSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: serenitysupportservices.com/therapy-clinic/therapists/brittany-katz

Phone: 702-608-4220    

Email: info@serenitysupportservices.com

Location: Las Vegas, NV

 

therapists

Michelle Toth, MS, LPC, NCC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: lovehealzall.com/about

Phone: 412-651-1906    

Email: lovehealzall@gmail.com

Location: Las Vegas, NV

 

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New Hampshire

AM New Hampshire

therapists

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: https://growbeyondwords.com/contact/

Phone: 303-522-3184

Email: info@growbeyondwords.com

 

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New Jersey

AM New Jersey

support groups

Children’s Aid and Family Services Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support Group

Website: cafsnj.org

Contact: Marcia Fisher

Phone: 201-261-2800

Email: mfisher@cafsnj.org

Location: Fair Lawn, NJ

 

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New Mexico

AM New Mexico

support groups

Adoption Support Group of Santa Fe

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: asgsf.wmlgage.com

Phone: 505-967-9286

Email: zorysplace416@gmail.com

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

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New York

AM New York

support groups

AdoptionStar’s Blue Rose Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: adoptionstar.com/resources/adoption-support

Phone: 866-691-3300

Email: info@adoptionstar.com

 

support groups

Spence-Chapin’s Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: spence-chapin.org/birth-parent-services

Contact: Sarah Quasarano

Phone: 212-360-0264

Email: SQuasarano@spence-chapin.org

Location: New York, NY    

 

therapists

Karen M. Rabish, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: treeofhopecounselingrochester.com/read-about-our-therapists

Email: krabishlcswr@gmail.com

Location: Rochester, NY  

 

therapists

Gladys Ramos, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?search=Gladys+Ramos

Phone: 646-736-7579  

 

therapists

Amy Silverman, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amy-silverman-new-york-ny

Phone: 914-240-1127       

 

therapists

Christine Tangel, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?search=Christine+Tangel

Phone: 917-383-0361      

 

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North Carolina

AM North Carolina

support groups

Christian Adoption Services Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: christianadopt.org/birth-mom-support

Phone: 704-847-0038

Email: birthmomcollective@gmail.com

Location: Indian Trail, NC 

 

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Christian Adoption Services Birth Mother Retreat

Type of Resource: Retreat

Website: christianadopt.org/birth-mom-support

Phone: 704-847-0038

Email: birthmomcollective@gmail.com

Location: Indian Trail, NC 

 

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North Dakota

AM North Dakota

support groups

All About U Adoptions Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: aauadoptions.org/unplanned-pregnancy-support

Contact: Coleen Globke Brasch

Phone: 605-770-2357

Email: coleen@aauadoptions.org

 

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Ohio

AM Ohio

support groups

Adoption Network Cleveland’s Birth Mother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionnetwork.org/service-areas/adult-adoptee-birthparents/birthparent-support-group

Contact: Ty Cliffel

Phone: 216-482-2320

Email: ty.cliffel@adoptionnetwork.org

 

support groups

Caring For Kids’ Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: cfkadopt.org/birth-mother-services

Contact: Anna, Caroline & Lauren

Phone: 330-928-0044

Email: anna@cfkadopt.org

Location: Akron, OH

 

support groups

Caring For Kids’ Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: cfkadopt.org/birth-mother-services

Contact: Anna, Caroline & Lauren

Phone: 330-928-0044

Email: anna@cfkadopt.org

Location: Columbus, OH

 

support groups

Choosing Hope Adoptions Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: choosinghopeadoptions.org

Contact: Angela

Phone: 937-207-9463

Email: angela@choosinghopeadoptions.com

Location: Springfield, OH

 

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Caring For Kids’ Birth Mother Retreat

Type of Resource: Retreat 

Website: cfkadopt.org/birth-mother-retreats

Contact: Anna, Caroline & Lauren

Phone: 330-802-3415 (call or text)

Email: anna@cfkadopt.org

 

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Oklahoma

AM Oklahoma

support groups

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: dpaok.org/support-groups

Phone: 405-949-4200

Email: info@dpaok.org

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

 

support groups

SEEN Birthmother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: cpotulsa.org/free-services

Phone: 918-296-3377    

Location: Tulsa, OK

 

therapists

Alyson Smith, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/alyson-smith-oklahoma-city

Phone: 405-877-6827    

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

 

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Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Birth Mother Retreat

Type of Resource: Retreat

Website: dpaok.org/support-groups

Phone: 405-949-4200

Email: info@dpaok.org

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

 

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Oregon

AM Oregon

support groups

Northwest Birthmom Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: facebook.com/profile

Phone: 405-949-4200

Email: nwbirthmomgroup@gmail.com

Location: Portland, OR    

 

support groups

Postpartum Support International Birth Mom's Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/#birth-moms

Phone: 800-944-4773 / 503-894-9453

Location: Portland, OR    

 

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Pennsylvania

AM Pennsylvania

support groups

The Children's Home Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: childrenshomepgh.org/our-services/adoption/im-pregnant/birthparent-support

Phone: 412-736-2908

Email: birthparentspecialist@chomepgh.org

Location: Pittsburgh, PA    

 

therapists

Erika Schmitt, MSW, LSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/the-childrens-home-lemieux-family-center-pittsburgh

Phone: 412-214-8895    

Email: eschmitt@chomepgh.org

Location: Pittsburgh, PA    

 

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Rhode Island

AM Rhode Island

therapists

Lisa Gallagher, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: integrative-practices.com/who-we-are

Phone: 781-277-4677

Email: drlgallagher@gmail.com

 

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South Carolina

AM South Carolina

support groups

Flourish’s Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: childrenshomepgh.org/our-services/adoption/im-pregnant/birthparent-support

Contact: Elyse Evans    

Phone: 864-373-9644

Email: info@flourishadoptions.com

Location: Greenville, SC      

 

therapists

Jen Arsenault, LCSW, LISW-CP

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jen-arsenault-boiling-springs  

Phone: 864-319-0773    

Location: Boiling Springs, SC   

 

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South Dakota

AM South Dakota-1

support groups

All About U Adoptions Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: aauadoptions.org/unplanned-pregnancy-support

Contact: Coleen Globke Brasch

Phone: 605-770-2357

Email: coleen@aauadoptions.org

 

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Tennessee

AM Tenessee

support groups

SEEN Birthmother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: lifechoicesmemphis.org

Contact: Melissa Mathis

Phone: 901-406-7516

Email: coleen@aauadoptions.org

Location: Memphis, TN

 

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Texas

AM Texas

support groups

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Birth/First Parent Peer Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionknowledge.org

Contact: Linda Sexton

Phone: 512-553-2520

Email: aka@adoptionknowledge.org

Location: Austin, TX

 

support groups

The Table’s Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: instagram.com/thetabledfw

Contact: Lacy and Katie

Email: thetabledfw@gmail.com

Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

 

support groups

AdoptionWorks Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: christian-works.org/post-adoption

Contact: Kaylee Danielson

Phone: 972-960-9981

Email: kdanielson@christian-works.org

Location: Dallas, TX

 

support groups

Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: pregnancyoutreach.org

Contact: Melany

Phone: 979-764-6636

Email: melany@pregnancyoutreach.org

Location: College Station, TX

 

support groups

New Life Adoptions Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: newlifeadopt.com/im-pregnant

Phone: 281-955-1001

Email: info@newlifeadopt.com

Location: Tomball, TX

 

therapists

The TNC Group PLLC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: thetncgroup.com

Phone: 469-868-6595

Email: hello@thetncgroup.com

Location: Duncanville and Dallas, TX

 

therapists

Abby Hasberry, LMFTA

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: greenhouseindy.com/abby-hasberry

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: scheduling@greenhouseindy.com

 

therapists

Brooke Randolph, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: brooke-randolph.com/therapy-services/adoption-therapy

Phone: 317-455-5642

Email: email@brooke-randolph.com

 

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Utah

AM Utah

support groups

Lifetime Healing Community Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: sitkneetoknee.com/findagroup

Contact: Amy Erickson

Phone: 801-633-5917

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

 

support groups

Life After Placement Birth Mother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: lifeafterplacement.org

Contact: Lynea Krukiewicz-Spears

Phone: 801-200-2048

Email: Hi@lifeafterplacement.org

Location: Syracuse, UT

 

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Tied At the Heart

Type of Resource: Retreat

Website: tiedattheheart.com

Email: hello@tiedattheheart.com

Location: South Jordan, UT

 

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Vermont

AM Vermont

therapists

Emily Agostini, LICSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: emilyagostini.com

Phone: 203-699-6459

Email: agocare@emilyagostini.com

 

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Virginia

AM Virginia

support groups

Catholic Charities of Arlington Birth Mom Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: ccda.net

Phone: 703-841-3830

Email: sporter@ccda.net

Location: Arlington, VA

 

support groups

Bethany Christian Services Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: bethany.org/locations/us/va/richmond/meet-the-team

Contact: Kristen

Phone: 804-360-0466

Email: kschlee@bethany.org

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

 

support groups

C2Adopt’s Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group 

Website: c2adopt.com

Contact: Rebecca Ricardo

Phone: 804-354-1881

Email: rricardo@c2adopt.org

Location: Henrico, VA

 

therapists

Mari Itzkowitz, LCSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=mari-itzkowitz

Phone: 703-372-0670

Email: itzkowitz@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Anapaula Ojeda, LPC

Type of Resource: Therapist  (Spanish speaking)

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=anapaula-ojeda

Phone: 703-665-1011

Email: ojeda@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Lala-Marie Perez, LMSW

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists

Phone: 301-660-4267

Email: Perez@adoptionsupport.org

 

therapists

Barb Franck, LCSW-C

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsupport.org/meet-our-therapists/?team=barb-franck

Phone: 703-372-0671

Email: franck@adoptionsupport.org

 

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Washington

AM Washington

support groups

Adoption Savy’s Seattle Birth Mother Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: adoptionsavvy.com

Email: info@adoptionsavvy.com

Location: Shoreline, WA

 

therapists

Amy Barker D'Alessandro, LMHC

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsavvy.com/amy-barker-d-alessandro-lmhc

Phone: 206-661-2566    

Email: info@adoptionsavvy.com

Location: Shoreline, WA

 

therapists

Jennifer Joy Phoenix, MSSW, LSWAIC, MHP

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: adoptionsavvy.com/amy-barker-d-alessandro-lmhc

Phone: 206-661-2566    

Email: info@adoptionsavvy.com

Location: Shoreline, WA

 

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West Virginia

AM West Virginia

therapists

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: https://growbeyondwords.com/contact/

Phone: 303-522-3184

Email: info@growbeyondwords.com

 

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Wisconsin

AM Wisconsin

support groups

Hales Corners Lutheran Church Birth Parent Support Group

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: hcl.org/birth-parent-support-group

Contact: Julie Luther

Phone: 414-529-6700

Email: jluther@hcl.org

Location: Hales Corner, WI

 

support groups

Wisconsin Family Connections Center Birth Parent Support Group 

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: eventbrite.com/e/virtual-group-birth-parent-support

Phone: 800-762-8063

 

therapists

Lejla Elezovic, LPC         

Type of Resource: Therapist

Website: lcfswi.org/staff/lejla-elezovic

Phone: 414-536-8333    

Location: Milwaukee, WI

 

therapists

Amy Wilkerson, LCSW       

Type of Resource: Therapist 

Website: growhealblossom.com

Phone: 520-955-8351    

Email: amywilkerson@growhealblossom.com

 

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Catholic Charities Birth Parents Retreat

Type of Resource: Retreat 

Website: catholiccharitiesgb.org/resources-3

Contact: Jennifer Layton 

Phone: 414-771-2881 x4167

Email: jlayton@ccmke.org

Location: Milwaukee, WI

 

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Wyoming

AM Wyoming

support groups

SEEN Birthmother Support Group    

Type of Resource: Support group

Website: abidinglovecharities.org/support-groups

Contact: Jandi

Phone: 307-460-8275

Email: delora@abidinglovecharities.org

Location: Sheridan, WY

 

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