Social and informal support networks for youth and parents are essential. Right Turn® is committed to connecting families and youth to support groups where social networks and friendships can be forged. Growing your family through adoption and guardianship is unique and these support groups provide opportunities for parents and children to get to know others through shared experiences.
Most people can talk about how they potty trained their children or addressed their child’s first crush, but who can relate to how to support your child through their first family history project in school or how to include your child’s birth family in celebrating their high school graduation? Being able to discuss situations other adoptive and guardianship parents may be going through is therapeutic.
Stop by a group to laugh, vent, ask questions, brag about your child, or just listen. Some groups provide childcare which is a great way for your children to meet other adopted children in a natural, informal, non-threatening environment. If there isn’t a group near you, contact us, we may know of other support groups available in your area. If we receive enough interest in a specific location we may be able to start a group.
Can’t get to a support group but still want to connect with other adoptive and guardianship parents?
Our Facebook support group is a private and safe platform to ask questions, get advice, or share accomplishments!
We believe adoptive and guardianship families should have fun, be celebrated, and should celebrate together!
Below are some of the events Right Turn has hosted. These were fun family bonding opportunities! We want to offer your family as many opportunities as possible to have fun together as this is a great way to strengthen bonds.
• Adoption Art Day
Be sure to check out our Training and Events calendar to see when the next fun family event will be.