Attend Barker's Monthly Support Group: Parents of Adopted Teens and Parents who have Adopted Older Children. Facilitated by an adoption expert, parents meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m EDT at no cost.
This group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teens, and to parents who have adopted older children. Topics covered include fostering independence, adjusting to evolving family relationships and roles, managing expectations, coping with behavioral issues, managing issues at school and academic challenges, encouraging positive choices, maintaining boundaries, substance use, understanding emerging adoptive identity, and navigating relationships with birth families.
Registration is required. New members are always welcome, regardless of whether Barker was their placing agency.