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Adoption Support Group in Worthington, OH

Posted on October 04, 2017 by Meredith Blumenthal

Adoption Support Group in Worthington, OH

LA Counseling in Worthington, Ohio, will be offering a free support group for teens (9th-12th graders) who have been adopted. Whether they have been adopted internationally, within the US, by a stepparent or extended family member, all are welcome. We will talk about the challenges as well as the blessings that come from being adopted.

This group will be led by Grace Pratt. Grace was adopted at birth and has gone through many of the ups and downs that teenagers may be facing. A lot of teens struggle with the uncertainty around their adoption. They may have questions that they can’t make sense of and they may not know how to ask these questions and/or express them in a healthy way. Some of the questions that we are going to explore are:

  • Who am I?
  • Why was I adopted
  • Am I worth being loved?
  • What’s the truth about my biological parents?
  • Why do I feel different from everyone else?
  • Is it okay to think about my biological parents?

Some of the topics that we will be covering are:

  • How to talk about adoption with adoptive parents and siblings.
  • How to talk about adoption with friends and in dating relationships.
  • How to communicate feelings and ask for help.
  • The “magic” age of 18 – what does that mean/entail?
  • How holidays/birthdays/celebrations may affect you

Our hope is that this group will be a safe place for teens to explore questions, process emotions, and find encouragement and support. This group is free for attendees. There are only 12 spots available, so sign up soon by calling Grace @ 412-926-2380. 

When and Where:

  • Thursdays, 6-8pm starting October 19th
  • Meeting at 6797 High St #100, Worthington, OH 43085 3rd Floor Conference Room

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