Adoptive Family Support Resources

The following is to offer support to those who have adopted:

Cleveland Adoption Network:

Cleveland holds various seminars & support groups for all members of the adoption triad. They hold meetings on both the East and West sides of Cleveland. Please contact them at (216) 325-1000 for specific dates and locations.

Columbus Parenthesis Family Advocates:

The monthly support group meets the third Saturday at 7PM.

  • The Facilitator is Barb VanSlyck
  • For information about the group please call
    614-459-2833
  • Address for the main office is:
    4480 Refugee Rd. Suite 300
    Columbus, OH 43232
    614-751-9112

Adoption Books:

  1. Telling the Truth to Your Adoptive or Foster Child by Betsy Keefer and Jayne Schooler
  2. 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
  3. Adopting After Infertility by Patricia Johnston
  4. How to Raise an Adopted Child by Judith Shaeffer and Kristina Lunstrom
  5. The Open Adoption Experience by Lois Melina and Sharon Roszia
  6. Raising Adopted Children by Lois Melina and Sharon Roszia
  7. Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall

For more books about adoption as the ones listed above, visit Tapestry Books atwww.tapestrybooks.com.

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