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 **Every effort is made to assure accuracy in the listing of support groups and resources. Those wishing to attend support groups should contact the agency, county or sponsoring organizations before attending.

AdopSource is a unique non-profit organization that serves the international adoptee communities in Minnesota. We provide a means for adoptees, their families, adoptee organizations, and the greater community to connect and learn through collective resources about heritage, cultures, and identity. Our organization supports and values a healthy and informed community of adoptees, their families, and the greater community.

Adoptive Parent and Adult Adoptee Support Groups
Please Join Us! AdopSource is starting two new groups for discussion and sharing: One for adult adoptees (ages 18 and over) and one for adoptive parents. Please come just to listen - or come to participate. We are here to provide a comfortable place for you to meet up with others who share your experiences. The first three participants to arrive at each session receive a $5 gift card for Caribou! Support Group information page

Other Minnesota Adoptee Support Groups

Adoptees MN, a peer support group for adult adoptees (18 and over)
When: Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: MARN Office, 1221 Nicollet Mall, Suite #501, Minneapolis MN
Contact: Carrie Blesner at 651-769-7080, Penny Needham at 612-616-3139 or

Adult Adoptees of Central Minnesota, a support group for adoptees, 18 years of age and older who are interested in connecting with other adult adoptees. There is no cost to attend.
When: First/second meetings are going to be held on Thursday, February 17 and Thursday, March 24, 2012 from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: St. Cloud Public Library-Array Room, 405 Germain Street West, St. Cloud, MN
Contact: Nikki Knisley, 320-363-8757 or

Adopted and Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora (AFAAD MN), a support group for Black or biracial (or multiracial) adoptees and fosterees born anywhere in the world
When: Monthly alternating between Saturday evenings and weekdays
Where: Location rotates among membersí homes and community locations
Contact: Michelle Johnson, 651-341-9636 or

Concerned United Birthparents, a monthly support group for birth family members and adult adoptees
When: First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. (Due to holidays in 2014, CUB will meet on January 8, 2014 (rather than Jan. 1) the June 4, 2014 meeting will be held in the park shelter closest to the front door of the Recreation Center.)
Where: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, SLP, 55416 in the Gallery Room
For more information, please call 952-938-5866 or email

Duluth Support Group, a monthly support group for adoptees age 18 and older
When: First Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm
Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 East 4th Street, Duluth, MN
Contact: Michele at 218-525-3678 or

Minnetonka Middle School Adoption Group, an adoptee peer support group for middle school students in the Minnetonka Public School District
When: One day a week, rotating class periods, during the school year
Where: Minnetonka West Middle School, Hazeltine Blvd., Excelsior, MN 55331
Contact: Penelope Needham,

Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support Group, a monthly support group
Where: Montevideo Public Library
Contact: Carleen Helgeson at 320-226-5793

Reuniting Minnesota, an interactive e-mail group providing support, advice and, in situations where adoptees no longer live in Minnesota or near the area of their birth or adoption, assistance to adoptees in searching for birth family

*Not run by adoptees

Page updated December 2013
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