The following information is from Adoption Services and is a helpful resource for adoption support groups in Georgia:

Adoption support groups and adoption internet sites exist that can to help each party involved in the adoption process. 

There are adoption related support groups for adopting families who are thinking about a domestic adoption or an international adoption and other adoption groups for those who have already completed the adoption process.

There are adoption support groups for birth mothers and birth fathers who are thinking of placing their child for adoption and for those who have already placed a child. 

And, there are adoption groups for grandparents, other relatives, for the adoptee, and for those searching for an adopted child or for a birth parent.

Each adoption site offers something a little different but all try to offer support, encouragement, and adoption related information.  The site you are now looking at includes a list of hundreds of adoption related support groups from across the United States. You can search these adoption groups by state and then find a support group or site that most interests you.  The quality of the groups varies greatly, so you may have to contact several before you find one that fits your needs and where you feel comfortable. I have included in most state listings several support groups for adopting families and a few of the ones for birth parents.

There are many adoption groups that are not listed here.  I couldn’t list them all, so I have provided enough to help you get started.  Many of those included were adapted from The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and The Child Welfare Information Gateway as well as from many other sources.  Two other excellent places to check out other adoption resources and adoption support groups are International Adoption Help and Adopting Family Resources

The list below includes two categories of adoption support groups. 

National level adoption support groups to help a person or couple who is interested in adoption. 

State and local adoption support groups to help an adopting family or birth mother who is thinking of, or has already been involved in, an adoption.

NATIONAL LEVEL ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUPS

Listed here are adoption support groups for a person or couple who is interested in a domestic adoption.  Also listed are adoption support groups for those interested in an international adoption with a special emphasis on a Russian adoption as well as a China adoption or a Guatemala adoption.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information on all aspects of both domestic and international adoption.

North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.

National Adoption Center attempts to facilitate the adoption of children in the U. S., particularly children with special needs and those from minority cultures.

Resolve is dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support to those who face infertility.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, through a matching and mentoring program, serves as friends, mentors, and role models for school-aged children and teens.

Insure Kids Now is a government program that benefits children under age 18 who do not have insurance.

Head Start program and Early Head Start are child development programs that serve children from birth to age 5.

American Adoption Congress is composed of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform.

Inter-National Adoption Alliance (IAA) is provides cultural resources for trans-racial and trans-cultural adoptees and their families.

Families with Children from China is a non-denominational organization of families who have adopted children from China.

Our Chinese Daughters Foundation (OCDF) is a non-profit foundation that supports families with children adopted from China.

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network initiates and supports the adoption of Guatemalan children.

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) is for families who have adopted, or are in the process of adoption, from Russia and former Soviet Union countries.

STATE AND LOCAL ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUPS

Listed here are state and local adoption support groups for a birth mother and for a person or couple who is thinking of adoption or has already adopted a child.

Atlanta birth parent/Adoptee
6005 Glenridge Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 422-6486

Early County Adoption Support Group
PO Box 747
Blakely, GA 31723
Phone: (912) 723-4331

Families with Children from China
4502 Lake Ivanhoe Drive
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 939-8500
caugh@aol.com

Foster Parent Association Group
PO Box 155
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: (770) 942-0219

Georgia Council on Adoptable Children (GaCOAC)
3559 London Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 986-0760
info@gacoac.org

Single Women Adopting Children
865 Whitehall Way
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 640-0495

Special Needs Adoption Parent Support
345 Westerhall Court
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 399-6157

Stars of David
3300 Arborwood Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30202
Phone: (770) 992-3422
starsdavid@aol.com

Families with Children From China

Our Chinese Daughters Foundation (OCDF)

Inter-National Adoption Alliance (IAA)

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network

Eastern European Adoption Network of GA
415 Dunhill View Court
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: 770-740-9353
rafnxdiane@aol.com

Foster Parent Assoc Group
PO Box 155
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: 770-942-0219/770-489-3099

Douglas County Adoptive/Foster Parent Association
PO Box 1135
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: 770-947-7425
Familymaker@adoption.com

BREAK Project
3070 Pritchards Mill Terrace
Douglasville, GA 30135-6604
Phone: 770-920-0120

Shades of Love (Families Adopting Transracially)
910 River Rock Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188

Lutheran Ministries of Georgia Adoption Unit
756 W. Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-607-7126
lmofga@mindspring.com

Alliance of Single Adoptive Parents
687 Kennolia Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404-755-3280

One Church, One Child Program, Inc.
PO Box 115238
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404-766-0383

Brantley Co Adoptive Parent Support Group
Nahunta, GA Phone: 912-462-5656

RESOLVE of Georgia, Inc.
PmB 343, 2480-4 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-233-8443

GA Council on Adoptable Children

3559 London Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-457-0645/770-986-0760
gacoac@netdepot.com

Roots Adoptive Parent Support Group
1777 Phoenix Parkway, Suite 108
Atlanta, GA 30349
Phone: 770-907-7770
radopt@bellsouth.net

CSRA Foster Adoptive Parents Association
3739 Roscommon N.
Martinez, GA 30907
Phone: 706-863-6241/706-951-5381
judyshipes@comcast.net

Washington Co Alliance of Adoptive Parents
PO Box 108
Sandersville, GA 31082

Interracial Family Alliance
PO Box 450473
Atlanta, GA 31145-0473
Phone: 404-924-8453
: 478-474-6348

Adoptive & Foster Parent Association of Effingham County
528 Williams St
Rincon, GA 31326
Phone: 912-826-1851
cmcdun@cs.com

Lowndes Area Adoptive Parent Group
PO Box 372
Valdosta, GA 31603-0372
Phone: 229-247-6389
burk611@bellsouth.net

Special Needs Adoption Parent Support
345 Westerhall Ct
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-399-6157