Adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees often need to connect with other people who have similar experiences that they do. As many of us know, it can sometimes be difficult for those not in the adoption community to understand some of what we go through.
Because of this, adoption support groups have sprung up around the country. Because Adoption & Beyond is an adoption agency licensed in Kansas and Missouri, this list includes adoption support group resources only in Kansas and Missouri.
We’ve previously created a list of Kansas City area adoption support groups, but we wanted to expand this list to cover more of Kansas and Missouri.
Metropolitan Adoption Council’s list of Kansas City area support groups, includes groups for adoptive and birth parents, as well as for parents who have adopted from specific countries abroad.
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, offers support groups for adoptive and foster parents throughout the year. After clicking on their link, scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about their support groups.
AdoptionServices.org has a list of adoption support groups throughout Kansas and Missouri. There are no websites associated with these groups, but the list includes addresses and phone numbers. These groups are listed at the bottom of their page.
ChildWelfare.com’s list of Kansas support groups includes several for adult adoptees and those looking to connect with their birth parents.
Genealogy Today also has a fantastic list of support groups in Kansas, and it divides the groups into categories based on whether they serve adoptees, birth parents, or adoptive parents.
Infertility and Adoption Support in St. Louis has a support group the first Thursday of every month.
The Daniel Boone Regional Library has a short list of adoption support groups in Columbia, MO and surrounding areas.
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