Parent Groups



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I’m writing to introduce myself as the Group Coordinator at Adoption Associates.  In addition to providing individual and family counseling, we also offer a variety of support groups for adoptive children, teenagers, parents, and young adults. These groups serve as a safe place to process experiences and feelings related to adoption. They also help to normalize experiences and gain additional support from peers. Our groups use a variety of modalities such as expressive arts (drama, improvisation, drawing, music and art) and team building games for children and teens. Adult groups offer mutual support and sharing while participants benefit from the expertise of an adoption competent therapist. Groups are small, typically 4-8 individuals and they generally meet for an hour and a half monthly.

We currently run a variety of groups for adoptive parents and teenagers, and are in the process of developing more groups. Please see our current group schedule below. If you are interested in referring a family to a group, please feel free to put them in touch with me directly. In addition, please feel free to share this information with colleagues and peers as well!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Sarah Spinello

Current Group Schedule:

Parents of Teens & Young Adults
Meets from 6-7:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of every month

Teenage Girls Group
Meets every 2-3 weeks from 5-6:30 pm

Parents of Teens
Meets monthly from 9:30-11 am

Parents of High-Risk Teens
Meets monthly from 6:30-8 pm

Time TBD
Parents of Children Adopted at An Older Age

Coming Soon! 
Making The Pieces Fit: Group for Elementary Aged Children

Please note that these groups are subject to change and we are constantly adding and changing groups to best meet the needs of the families that we serve. If you have an idea for a group that is not listed above, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us.