Support Group: Addressing the Special Needs of Adoption

Join us as we provide extra support that meets the special needs of adoptive parents/caregivers in order to help to build strong, healthy and connected families. If any of the below apply, then this group is for you:

  • Does your child have multiple appointments and special services?
  • Are you struggling to find a balance between your child and family needs?
  • Would it be helpful to receive support and a place to connect with other caregivers?
  • Are you faced with a broad range of issues relating to societal, health, emotional, family, financial and child behavioral factors?

We carefully and uniquely created this group to be a process group with psychoeducation sprinkled in throughout the 8 week series that will cover things such as: adoption core themes, life cycle of grief and special needs grief cycle, zones of regulation, maternal mental health, and attachment. 

Group leaders


Our next session will occur on Thursdays (March 1 to April 19, 2018), running for 8 weeks, and meeting at 6:30 pm.  All sessions will take place at The Center for Connection located at1021 E. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91106. 

To learn more, download a flyer.


Secure your space in advance--space is limited! Early Bird Registration is $430 ($100 deposit due by 2/23 with the remaining $330 due at the start of the group). The rate after 2/23 is $480 (series total cost: $480). Payment plan options are available as well. 

For more information and to register, contact Melanie:

ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.