In an adoptive support group, volunteers, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents come together to receive and offer support to one another. The Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association, Inc (FSFAPA) provides supportive services to caregivers throughout Florida. There is a local FSFAPA chapter in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and an on-line support group. The FSFAPA also holds an Annual Education Conference where you have an opportunity to network with other adoptive parents and hear from many speakers. Information can be found on www.floridafapa.org.
Support Groups serving Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties are:
24/7 Support Line for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Adoption Support Group
Florida Keys Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
Lisa De Los Santos, President
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC): Provides information on a wide array of adoption issues, how to start a parent support group, trans-racial/trans-cultural parenting, answers to adoptive parents’ frequently asked questions and articles on parenting adopted children; www.nacac.org.