At NACAC, we believe some of the best support an adoptive, foster, or kinship care parent can receive is from another parent. We provide support and resources to parent and youth group leaders and share information with adoptive, foster, and kinship families about groups in their communities.
As part of our work, we maintain a database with many adoption-related support groups from across the US and Canada. You can search the database by state or province to find resources in your community. To search by state or province, please type the state, province, or territory name in the search box below (just above the letters of the alphabet).
Please note that some groups serve a region or even state while others serve a smaller community.
Want to add a parent group that is not in the database below — or make a correction? Please use this form and we will make the change.
Adoptive and Foster Families of MaineAdoptive and Foster Families of Maine Contact: Bette Hoxie
We have support groups throughout the state. Nearly all the groups are a mixture of foster adoptive and kinship. However there are two specific kinship groups and two specific for adoptive. AFFM provides a facilitator at each group as well as child care providers. Children have a separate play area. Snacks and water are provided to both the children and parents. At least one time per quarter the meetings include a training requested by the group. Please feel free to see our website affm.net for more information about the CARES groups.