AdoptionWorks Post Adoption is a free support group program for adoptees ages five to seventeen. At AdoptionWorks we provide a safe and loving environment where children and teens can connect with others who are adopted. Here adoptees can find the freedom and safety to explore their adoption experience openly. The curriculum for the post adoption support groups has been developed by licensed mental health professionals who are also adopted. These groups are designed by adoptees, as well as adoption professionals, for adoptees and their parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does AdoptionWorks Post Adoption cost?
Post adoption support groups are free for adoptees and their family. We are funded through generous donors and private funding in order to provide these groups. We ask that each family honor the gift of those who graciously fund this program by committing to attend the full 8 weeks of the program.
When is AdoptionWorks Post Adoption offered?
AdoptionWorks meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM. AdoptionWorks is an 8-week program offered twice a year in the spring and fall.
Where is AdoptionWorks Post Adoption offered?
AdoptionWorks Post Adoption support groups meet at the ChristianWorks Dallas office.
What are the sizes of each group?
In an effort to ensure a meaningful and beneficial group experience, each age group will be limited to six or less. We will try our best to accommodate family size, but cannot guarantee availability for all adoptees within a family at the time of enrollment.
What are the group facilitators’ qualifications?
Each facilitator must apply and have a heart for adoption. Most of our facilitators possess a clinical license or are provisionally licensed and have a graduate degree. They must pass an FBI and Texas DFPS background check. They are required to attend facilitator training that includes adoption education, complex trauma, transracial adoption, effects of institutionalization and foster care, and adoption grief and loss. In addition, each facilitator must be certified in SAMA (restraint) and CPR training through a verified trainer.