Back in 2016, we launched a Parent Support Group Series in our blog to help local parents find others going through similar situations. We all know how difficult it becomes to make new friends the older we get, and that can take a serious toll on parents embarking on the adoption journey.
We have given the Series an update, adding some new links and making sure all information is up-to-date. If you find yourself struggling and wishing you had others to share your experiences with, talk to, or just grab a friendly cup of coffee then check out the lists below.
Why this Series?
We started a blog series to help bring parents, especially stay-at-home moms, together, city-by-city. We started with Wichita, Kansas and now we want to reach readers in Kansas City who may be in need of additional support.
Below, we share ways that you can meet other parents in your area and find like-minded friends. Friendship is vital to living a full life and it shouldn’t stop when you become a parent. This is especially true for adoptive parents who need to build support circles of all kinds. From swapping parenting tips, to sharing recipes and enjoying each other’s company, friends make life more complete. During this holiday time, be sure to reach out to others and engage with your community. ‘Tis the season for giving, and that includes supportive hugs from friends!
As mentioned in our last blog, be sure to check out the MeetUp website. This is a central place where people can post and create meet-ups for parents. It is an easy way to start, so give it a try if you want to test the waters.
There’s one group that’s been active since 2012 with a focus on friendly, fun, and frugal good times. Activities are often kid and pet friendly, so jump on in and join the group. There’s over 8,000 members so you’re sure to meet lots of fun people.
Kansas City Moms Blog – a great space for finding activities, tips, crafts, and so much more.
KC Parent – tackling all kinds of parenting issues, this site includes education and holiday sections, along with all things Kansas City.
Both of these blogs remain true staples of the Kansas City blogging and parenting community. Definitely check them out for all sorts of tips, ideas, and activities.
MOMentum – this group is especially helpful for moms looking for supportive relationships, adult conversation, and regular discussions. It’s an active support group that meets the first Tuesday of every month and helps moms connect. Check it out at the Richmond First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Friends of Adoption – this is a local group that offers support at all stages of the adoption process. They just updated their 2018 calendar, so now is the time to explore options.
If you’re considering home school and want to find a support group, check out Midwest Parent Educators site for a group that meets regularly.
Be sure to look at the entire KC Kids Fun website for a full list of parent groups to check out in your area.