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Parent Support Groups

Download a PDF of
Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders
NACAC's publication for parent group leaders

Download PDFs of two AdoptUSKids publications related to respite care—
Taking a Break:
Creating Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Respite in Your Community

Creating and Sustaining Effective Respite Services: Lessons from the Field

View a recorded webinar: Rejuvenating Your Parent Group (download copy of the slides)


Across North America today, there are hundreds of parent support groups serving foster and adoptive families. Parent groups provide the opportunity for parents to share information, experience, and emotions with one another. The need for support after the adoption is critical, and parents regularly turn to parent groups to find this support. Parent groups are an inexpensive, effective means of providing and expanding post-adoption services to families. NACAC's database of parent groups includes a searchable list of hundreds of parent groups that you can use to find support in your community or region.

NACAC conducts training for parent groups on a variety of topics, publishes articles and fact sheets for group leaders, starts new parent groups across the United States, and otherwise aids adoptive and foster parent group leaders. We also maintain a list of links to organizations that can be useful to parent group leaders.

If you would like to start a parent group or would like to discuss your group's needs and our services, please send an e-mail to or call us 651-644-3036.


North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848