Birthparent Support Groups
The Birthparent Support Group is an ongoing support meeting for birthparents who have placed children in an open adoption through Adoption Options. The group offers a safe, caring and confidential place for birthparents to share their stories, discuss issues unique to open adoption and celebrate their relationships in a supportive atmosphere. It is an open group allowing birthparents to attend as they desire. There are no fees.
Adoption Options also has a private Facebook group for birthparents who have a placed (or are in process of placing) a child for adoption within Alberta. This is a confidential (“FB secret”) group, and is a great way to connect with other birthparents, learn new resources and information, offer and receive support, and chat with others about the journey of open adoption. To join the group, please email your Adoption Options' social worker or Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calgary Birthparent Support Group
The Calgary group is facilitated by Adoption Options' social worker Melinda Lombardo, BSW, RSW. If you have any questions regarding group, or would like to join the the information mailing list, please contact her at: email@example.com.
Calgary Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held September through June, on one Thursday each month (see schedule below)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Calgary Adoption Options' office
#207, 5940 Macleod Trail SW (main floor conference room)
- September 28
- October 26
- November 23
- December 14
- January 25
- February 12* (Monday)
- March 22
- April 26
- May TBD*
- June 28
Melinda is a social worker, who joined Adoption Options in March, 2016. Melinda has a Bachelor’s of Social Work and is currently studying a Masters of Social Work. She enjoys working with birthparents and supporting them through their open adoption journey.
Edmonton Birthparent Support Group
The Edmonton group is facilitated by Adoption Options' social worker Nathalie Robinson, BSW, RSW. If you have any questions regarding the group, or would like to join the information mailing list please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonton Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held September through June, on the third Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Edmonton Adoption Options' office
#304, 10109 106 Street, Edmonton
There are no upcoming events at this time.