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  • 1. SUPPORT GROUPS 9/1/08 East Bay Birthmothers ALABAMA 3rd Tuesday 7:30-9:30 p.m. None Kathy, 925/528-9191 Orinda ARIZONA Search Triad Oakland Adoptee Phoenix, AZ 4th Monday 7:45-9:45 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Malcolm, 510/336-9284 Karen Tinkham, 623-935-4974 Mark, 510/207-0142 Sacramento Adoptee Tucson Adoption Reunion Search 2nd Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. & Support Group Kat, 916/204-5489 Tucson, AZ 1st Thursday, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Bay Area Birthmothers Association Jude Guilford, 520-400-8304 San Francisco, CA Sheila Ganz, 415-564-3691 ARKANSAS None Triple Hearts Adoption Triangle Riverside, CA CALIFORNIA Gwyn Dixon, 951-684-4099 Cameron Park Triad 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Rachel, 530/558-5336 Marlou Russell, Ph.D. Beth, 530/677-5658 Santa Monica, CA 310-829-1438 Contra Costa County Triad 4th Wednesday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Judy, 925/952-4853 Ronda Slater Shelly, 415/215-7469 Oakland, CA 510-843-3530 Marin County Triad 1st Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Julie, 415/902-0769 Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Los Angeles, CA Sacramento Triad Mimi Janes, President Last Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Linda, 916/359-6777 Edie, 916/653-8347 Search-Finders of California Diane, 916/442-1812 San Jose, CA (search and support) San Mateo Triad 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday 7-9 p.m. 408-356-6711 Sally, 650/344-7789 Sebastopol Triad 1st Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Jerilynn, 707/823-7840
  • 2. Full Circle Support Group The Triad Connection Orange County, CA Atlanta, GA Delayn Curtis, 714-994-1440 1st Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Leslie Pate Mackinnon, 404-603-5335 COLORADO Adoptees in Search Suzanne M. Clark, LPC Denver, CO Roswell, GA 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 7:00 p.m. 303-232-6302 770-377-4958 CONNECTICUT HAWAII Adoption Healing Adoption Circle of Hawaii Milford, CT Honolulu, HI Jane Servadio, 203-874-2023 Jan, 808-591-3834 DELAWARE IDAHO None Search-Finders of Idaho Boise, ID DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (search and support) Concerned United Birthparents 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (DC Metro CUB) Lois Wight, 208-375-9803 Chevy Chase, MD Linda Clausen, 202-966-1640 ILLINOIS Adoptees, BP & AP Together FLORIDA Wheaton/Naperville: Circle of Hope 3rd Thursday Florida Triad Post-Adoption Support Jody Moran, 630-778-0636 Greenacres, FL (near West Palm Beach) Sondi Hill, 561-967-7079; Truth Seekers in Adoption GEORGIA Hand in Hand Healing Hearts Lawrenceville, GA Bloomington, IL Denise Carroll, 770-682-8737 Marilyn Strohkirch, 309-820-0230 GA Adoption Reunion Registry For Birthmothers By Birthmothers Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL 2nd Tuesday Jessie Williams, 312-505-0473 Peggy Rothschild, 404-657-3560 INDIANA None IOWA None
  • 3. KANSAS Department of Human Resources Adoption Concerns Triangle Social Services Administration Topeka, KS Adoption Search, Contact and Marilyn Waugh, 785-235-6122 Reunion Services Baltimore, MD 1-800-39 ADOPT Adoption Triad Support Network KC Overland Park, KS MASSACHUSETTS 3rd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m. Adoption Connection Inc. Carolyn Pooler, 816-505-0328 Peabody, MA Susan Darke, 978-532-1261 Catholic Social Services Great Bend, KS 620-792-1393 Adoption Community of New England Westborough, MA 508-366-6812 Stigma, Inc. (Support for those conceived by rape or incest) MICHIGAN Bonner Springs, KS Adoption Identity Movement of MI 913-441-0372 (AIM) Detroit area, MI 1st Wednesday (Sept.-June), 7:00-9:00 p.m. KENTUCKY Linda Blevins None LOUISIANA LAAB Search and Reunion Bonding by Blood Kenner, LA Vassar, MI Linda Woods, 504-443-1012 Mary Louise Foess, 989-823-4013 MAINE MINNESOTA OBC for ME Triad Support Group CUB Portland, ME 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Cathy Robishaw, 207-781-6089 St. Louis Park, MN 952-930-9058 ASCME First Nations Orphans Association South Portland, ME 1st Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Peter Jensen, 207-799-3574 Minneapolis, MN Sandra White Hawk, 651-442-4872 Reuniting Minnesota MARYLAND (email support group) Concerned United Birthparents (DC Metro CUB) Chevy Chase, MD Linda Clausen, 202-966-1640
  • 4. MCAR Duluth Support Group NEW HAMPSHIRE Duluth, MN American Adoption Congress 1st Wednesday Nashua, NH Michele Benson, 218-525-3678 Paul Schibbelhute, 603-880-7790 MCAR Support Group Birthmothers of New Hampshire Carrie Blesener, 651-457-2252 Tracy Pond, 603-988-2233 NEW JERSEY MISSISSIPPI Morristown Post-Adoption Support Group None Ginny Bayard, 973-884-0120 MISSOURI Adoption Triad Support Network KC Judy Foster, 973-455-1268 Liberty, MO 1st Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m. Carolyn Pooler, 816-505-0328 Pat Fox, 973-998-0967 Independence, MO Jane Nast, 973-267-8698 2nd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m. Overland Park, KS Adoptee/Birth Parent Support Group 3rd Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m. Of Central New Jersey Hillsborourgh, NJ Adoption Triad Support Network Randie Zimmerman, 609-510-7504 Columbia, MO Judy Bock Birth Parent Support Group Children’s Aid and Family Services Ridgewood, NJ Adoption Triad of the Ozarks Shea Campbell, 201-226-0300, ext. 301 Springfield, MO Sharon Fieker, 417-840-8492 Burlington Co. Birth Moms/ Adoptees Support Group Pemberton, NJ MONTANA Irene Gendron, 609-893-6086 None NEBRASKA CHATS Triad Support Group North Plainfield, NJ Susan Durick, 908-561-9654 NEVADA None Concerned Persons for Adoption Whippany, NJ Pat Bennett, 908-273-5694
  • 5. NORTH CAROLINA Full Circle Triad Post-Adoption Support WNC Adoption Network Group of No. Jersey Asheville, NC Paramus, NJ Mari Cochran, 828-989-4511 Cindi Addesso, 973-427-4521 Adoption Triad Dialogue Support Group NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House Greensboro, NC (NJARCH) 2nd Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 877-427-2465 Francie Portnoy, Roberta MacDonald, Spanish: Triangle Adoption Support Group NJCARE of South Jersey Durham, NC Burlington County, NJ 1st Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Maria Caliva-Picknally, 856-848-8303 Roberta MacDonald, 866-587-8615 Pamela Slaton NORTH DAKOTA Lumberton, NJ Lutheran Social Services of ND (one-on-one support; NY expertise) Fargo, ND 609-702-7535 701-235-7341 OHIO Adoption Network Cleveland NEW MEXICO Cleveland, OH Operation Identity Linda Bellini, 216-325-1000, ext. 103 Albuqerque. NM 4th Thursday, 7-9:00 p.m. Lee Morgan, 505-980-2499 OKLAHOMA OK Post-Adoption Support Tulsa, OK NEW YORK First Saturday (2:00 p.m.) Angels Support Network, Inc. Samantha Franklin, 918-697-2002 Rochester, NY Christine Losey, 716-594-9051 OREGON Birthmother/Adoptee Support Groups The Church of the Village Portland, OR New York, NY Delores Teller, 503-222-5243 Last Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Susan McQuirk, 212-867-6056 Carol Schaefer, 646-486-3793 Adoption Mosaic Portland, OR Adoption Crossroads 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 p.m. NYC and Congers, NY Nina Yates, 503-752-9982 Joe Soll, 845-268-0283
  • 6. Concerned Unitied Birthparents (AAC, CUB) DSS Child Protection Services Portland, OR Family Support Online Coco Brush, 503-477-9974 Sioux Falls, SD 605-335-2776 PENNSYLVANIA TENNESSEE Adoption Forum Adoption Support and Preservation Reading (Berks County), PA (support for adoptive families) 2nd Thursday 1-888-848-2727 Judy Cotton, 610-621-1712 Birthparent Support Group Adoption Forum c/o Miriam’s Promise Bucks County, PA Nashville, TN Bob Hafetz, 215-343-3319 2nd Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 615-292-3500 Adoption Forum Lancaster (York County), PA TEXAS 3rd Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. DFW Triad Support Group Judy Horner, 717-293-1402 Dallas, TX 2nd Saturday,1:00 p.m. PA Adoption Connection of Western PA Carol DeMuth. 972-414-3639 Fort Hill, PA Glenda Shay, 814-395-3938 Tapestry Birthmother Support Group Irving, TX PA Adoption Connection of Western PA 1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM Canonsburg, PA Carol DeMuth, 972-315-9628 (email support only) Sherel Kissell, 724-743-1992 Associated Catholic Charities Houston, TX RHODE ISLAND Lillian Salinas, 713-526-4611 None Roots and Missing Links SOUTH CAROLINA Coppell, TX Adoption Search for Life Glenda Allen, 972-471-0744 Anderson, SC Or 214-282-3809 Cynthia Walters, 864-287-4328 UTAH SOUTH DAKOTA Birthmother Support Group Parents of Adopted Children Salt Lake City, UT Parkston, SD Donnie Davis, 801-583-6664 605-928-3955 Parents of Adopted Children VERMONT Twin Brooks, SD None 605-432-7887; 605-782-0782
  • 7. VIRGINIA Metro Reunion Registry (an international registry) CANADA – National Groups Alexandria, VA Canadian Council of Natural Mothers Origins Canada Adoptee-Birth Parent Support Network Alexandria, VA 301-442-9106 Adoption Council of Canada http://adoptee- AdoptOntario Coordinators2inc Richmond, VA Family Helper 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Ricardo, 804-354-1881 LINKS Post-Legal Adoption Support WASHINGTON WA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM) Parent Finders of Canada Seattle, WA 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. 206-767-9510 British Columbia Adoptive Families Association of BC WA Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM) Puyallup, WA Forget Me Not Family Society 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Origins BC A Loving Journey Federal Way, WA Treina Stauffer, 253-874-1546 Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents Given Right Ontario Federal Way, WA Adoption Council of Ontario Jennifer Robinson, 253-946-3463 Adoption Support Kinship (ASK) Scattered Roots Olympia, WA Jodi McBride, 360-357-6681 Birthmothers of Canada WEST VIRGINIA Parent Finders National Capital Region None
  • 8. Quebec Association de parents pour l’adoption quebecoise Mouvement Retrouvailles Parent Finders Montreal