Who do I turn to?
The adoption process can be long and stressful.
If you are a birth mother, you may even experience some effects from placing your baby for adoption, such as grief. Moreover, families of the birth mother may be affected as well. No matter your stage in the adoption process, you may benefit from an adoption support group.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best adoption support groups for birth mothers and families. Whether you would like a local Texas support group or an online service, you may benefit from one of these groups!
Check Out These Adoption Support Groups for Birth Moms and Their Families!
1. Birth Mom Buds
First on our list of adoption support groups is Birth Mom Buds. Birth Mom Buds is an organization that provides online counseling, support, and encouragement for birth mothers. They have many programs to provide support for birth moms recovering from the adoption process or pregnant women thinking about adoption.
For example, the Buddy System pairs birth moms of similar interests and similar adoption experiences to communicate and provide support for each other. Additionally, Birth Mom Buds have a chatroom, a newsletter, and a free helpline, as well as an annual retreat for birth mothers. These and many other programs provide much support for birth mothers everywhere.
2. Concerned United Birthparents
Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) is an online message board that serves as an adoption support group for all members of the adoption process. If you are a birth parent or part of their family, you may benefit from the insight and information other individuals have to offer!
3. Adoption Knowledge Affiliates
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates knows that after a birth mother places a child for adoption, it can have a lifelong impact on her and her family. Therefore, they host a birth parent support group every other month in Austin, TX, for birth parents and their families. These meetings provide education and support for birth parents. Additionally, they offer a general education meeting for every member of the adoption process.
4. Birthmothers: Now and Then
Located in Houston, TX, Birthmothers: Now and Then is a free support group for women who are placing their baby for adoption, have recently placed their baby for adoption, or have done so in the past. Whether the birth mother placed her baby voluntarily or involuntarily, Birthmothers: Now and Then welcomes all.
5. Great Love
Location: Ft. Worth
Great Love meets in Ft. Worth on the first Tuesday of each month. Here, birth mothers can share their experiences in a safe, loving environment. Whether you have already placed your baby for adoption or are planning to, Great Love is a nurturing environment for all birth mothers.
6. Tapestry Birthmother Support Group
Last, but not least, on our list of adoption support groups is Tapestry Birthmother Support Group. The group meets at the Irving Bible Church on the first Tuesday of each month. There, birth mothers can heal, find support, and feel understood. Experienced adoption counselors facilitate the meeting, helping women who have placed their baby for adoption feel understood and cared for.
Find Support While Placing Your Baby for Adoption
If you are thinking about placing your baby for adoption, Texas Adoption Center can support and guide you through the process. This is a friendly and safe place where you can learn about your options. Texas Adoption Center’s goal is to empower you as you face the next steps in your life, even if they seem scary. They are there to support you not only during the adoption process but also for years to come!