Groups for Adolescents
The primary task of adolescence is identity formation and separation from their parents. This enables teens to move out into the world. This process is more challenging for teen-agers who have been adopted as they have to separate from their birth parents as well as their adoptive parents.
TAG: Teen Adoption Group for adoptees in high school
The group provides a time for teens to develop mutual support around the unique issues adolescent adoptees face. It offers an opportunity to meet other adoptees from Fairfield County and to learn about their journeys. Members will be able to use their creativity to educate people about adoption. The group provides a safe space to ask questions and share thoughts in a judgement-free place and for adoptees to feel less alone.
The group will meet one Saturday a month for 4 sessions from 10:30am to 12pm.
Dates will be determined based on school schedules.
The cost of the group is $200. (Documentation can be provided for insurance.)
Your teen is invited to come to a free, introductory get together on Saturday, January 13th from 10:30 - 11:30am. Snacks will be served. If your teen is interested, email us to set up a time to talk more about the group and determine whether it is a good fit for your teen. (If they are working with a therapist, we will need a release to to talk with him/her.) The deadline for pre-registration is January 3, 2018.
“There is a magical, visceral connection which our current group has formed which has enabled them to do significant work on processing their adoption.”
Strengthening the well-being of families formed through adoption.