Groups for Adoptive Children, Teens & Parents

Upcoming Therapeutic Groups


    Introducing “Mother-Daughter” connection events for mothers & daughters of children ages 6-18. Race to locate items throughout the mall and complete attachment-related activities with the focus on the first two stages of attachment:  “sameness” and “proximity.” The group will end with a Love Language and affirmation activity. See below information regarding the new elementary-aged section, as flier only includes teen section.
    Lakeforest Mall: March 3
    1:00-2:30 PM 12+
    1:30-3:00 PM 6-11 years

    Contact Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C at or 301-740-6643 with questions.

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Mother-Daughter Paint Date

Need some repair work in your relationship with your daughter? Or just better connection? Join other mother-daughter pairs in creating a masterpiece together, with a focus on the Neufeld’s attachment stages of belonging and love.

12242 Brittania Circle Germantown, MD 20874

Only $20 per person as long as payment received before 2/26 (yes, less than Groupon deals!); check or paypal


“Strong Muscles, Strong Minds”

This group is designed for young men, ages 13-17 who need a place to “strength train” physically, mentally and emotionally. Expect to learn & practice coping strategies, strong thinking patterns and fitness exercise for anxiety, depression and self-esteem. Talk and work out at the same time!


8-Week Adoptive Teen Girls Group:
Every other Monday, Jan 8- Apr 16 2018
Areas of focus: anxiety, insecurity, emotional regulation, grief/loss + individual needs
Cost: $45 per session
Contact Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C at or 301-740-6643

4. Adoptive & Foster Parent Support Group: group forming for Feb/March 2018


Need to talk to other adoptive parents who REALLY GET IT when it comes to your children?
Wish you had a safe place in which you could swap stories, learn helpful techniques and grow together?

Join a parent support group online via video-conferencing, from anywhere in the nation. Video-conferencing means you will receive a link that allows you to join from anywhere -your office- your house- your smartphone, and you will be able to see up to 4 others on your screen.

What can I expect in the support groups?
The groups are participant-run (these are not therapy groups); however, I will be joining you for a portion of the first and last group in order to set up the structure, provide recommendations and finally bring the group to a close. The first 25 minutes will be a time to share “highs and lows” of the week, while the second portion will be used to discuss a book or resource relevant to your stage in parenting. Of course, any group or individual can certainly sign up for another 6 weeks if you’ve made good connections and would like to continue.

Evening Support Group/Book Club for Parents of Adopted Children:
Mondays, 8-8:45 PM EST
April 13- June 1, 2015 (no group May 25 for Memorial Day)
Book: The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis

Lunch Support Group/Book Club for Parents of Adopted Tweens/Teens: $5.50 per group!
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:15 PM EST
April 8- May 13, 2015
Book: Beneath The Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens by Debbie Riley