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 ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUPS

NORTHWEST ADOPTIVE FAMILIES  
www.nafaonline.org/
NAFA is a non-profit, all volunteer support group for adoptive families and those interested in adoption. NAFA is actively involved in education, advocacy and support for its nearly three hundred member families located throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

FAMILIES WITH RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN ADOPTIONS (FRUA)
www.frua-oregon.org
Families with Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions: including neighboring countries, exists to support the whole life experience of Eastern European orphan children.  The groups mission is to strengthen the families that are created through adoption.  Activities are organized  to be family focused, parent focused and child focused.

OREGON FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM GUATEMALA
There are around seventy Oregon families in this group. They get together three to four times each year and also have a yahoo group where families can share information, ask questions and contact each other.  Email: sharonscheurer@yahoo.com for more information.

MOTHERS WHO ADOPT AS SINGLE PARENTS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pdxadoptingsingles/
This online support group gets together regularly in the Portland Metro area.  For more information contact Cindy at 503-929-8450503-929-8450  or redthreadredhead@yahoo.com.

SW WASHINGTON ADOPTION SUPPORT
This free group for adopted adults and birth parents meet in Vancouver, WA at the Cascade Retirement Inn on the first Wednesday of each month 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Darlene Wilson 360-256-8795360-256-8795   

NORTHWEST ICHILD (INDIA CHILD)
www.nwichild.org
Northwest Ichild (India) exists primarily as an email group on Yahoo! Most members are families who have adopted or plan to adopt a child from India. The group also welcomes families who have adopted or are planning to adopt children from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. They are open to anyone with a sincere interest in the issues relating to the adoption of children from these countries.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM VIETNAM
www.fcvn.org
Families with Children from Vietnam is an adoption support group for families who have adopted or are in the process of adopting from Vietnam or individuals with interest in Vietnam and adoption. Their purpose is to meet other adoptive families, share experiences, and learn about Vietnamese culture. They have several events and meetings throughout the year. All activities are for everyone in the family. Portland: please email: hgrey.law1@verizon.net for more information.

KOREAN FOCUS NW
www.nkcs.org
Korean Focus NW sponsors educational events, such as museum visits and Korean language and cooking classes; organizes informal picnics, playgroups, and a popular family camping trip each August; and celebrates Korean holidays, including Lunar New Year, the fall harvest festival Chusok, and Children’s Day in May. It is an organization in which education and mission come together with feasts of bulgogi and mooncakes, giggling children playing hide-and-seek, and lots of camaraderie.

VIETNAMESE ADOPTEE NETWORK
hwww.van-online.org
The Vietnamese Adoptee Network is a non-profit organization that seeks to maximize the Vietnamese adoptee experience in a caring, supportive environment by networking them to other Vietnamese adoptee’s and community resources.

CONCERNED UNITED BIRTH PARENTS
www.cubirthparents.org/
CUB is a national organization serving those touched by adoption and others who are concerned about  adoption issues. Although  our focus is on birthparents, long the forgotten people of  the adoption community,  we welcome adoptees, adoptive parents, and
professionals. We find that we all have much to learn from each other and that sharing our feelings and experiences benefits all of us.

ON-LINE BIRTH MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP
groups.yahoo.com/group/Birthmothersupport/
This is a friendly atmosphere where you can get answers to your questions, concerns and fears... or to share your own experience with open adoption. Connect with birthmothers of all ages, in all kinds of circumstances; from teens, to girls in college and even women who already have children at home. Your privacy will not be exploited.

OREGON POST ADOPTION RESOURCE CENTER (ORPARC)
www.orparc.org/
This site has an extensive listing of support groups separated by county.  

ADOPTIVE FAMILY MAGAZINE
www.adoptivefamilies.com/support_group.php.
This website contains an extensive, searchable database of all types of adoptive family support groups.