State Support Groups I-M

Idaho Search-Finders of Idaho (search and support) Boise, ID 1 st Thursday,
7:00 p.m.
Lois Wight, 208-375-9803
Illinois For Birthmothers By Birthmothers Chicago, IL   Jessie Williams, 312-505-0473
  Healing Hearts Bloomington, IL   Marilyn Strohkirch,
  Adoptees, BP & AP Together  Wheaton/Naperville 3rd Thursday Jody Moran, 630-778-0636
Indiana Online support group for adoptees     Sherrie Eldridge
Iowa NONE      
Kansas Adoption Concerns Triangle         Topeka, KS 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM Marilyn Waugh
  Catholic Social Services Great Bend, KS   620-792-1393
  Adoption Triad Support Network KC Overland Park, KS 3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
  Stigma, Inc.
(Support for those conceived by rape or incest)
Bonner Springs, KS   913-441-0372
Kentucky Southland Christian Church Adoptive Families Support Group Lexington, KY   859-224-1619
  KY Transracial Adoption Support Group
Louisiana Independent Searcher/Advisor Kenner, LA   Linda Woods
  New Orleans Chapter Metaire, LA 3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM
Christy Little,
  Adoptees Birthrights Committee (ABC)      
  Baton Rouge Chapter   3rd Wednesday
7:00 PM
Delia Pressler
Maine OBC for ME Triad Support Portland, ME   Cathy Robishaw
  ASCME South Portland, ME   Peter Jensen
Maryland Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Chevy Chase, MD   Linda Clausen
Department of Human Resources Social Services Admin Adoption Search, Contact and Reunion Baltimore, MD   1-800-381-3678
  The Barker Foundation Bethesda, MD 3rd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Abbe Levine
Volunteer Search/Support Group Adoptiee-Birthparnet Support Network (ABSN) Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC    
Massachusetts Adoption Connection Peabody, MA   Susan Darke
  Adoption Community of New England Wesborogh, MA   503-366-6812
  Adoptive Families Together / MSPCC Boston, MA   617-587-1563
Faith Evangelical Free Church Acton 54 Hosmer St. 3rd Wednesday
7:30-9:00 PM
Kristy Bouley & Deborah Henderlong
  Braintree Thayer Public Library
798 Washington St
2nd Wednesday
7-8:45 PM
Jeanne Hardy, Sarah Marcella and Linda Perry
  Brookline Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St 2nd Fl. Brookline, MA
4th Monday
7-8:30 PM
Matt Paluszek & Tracy Grondin
  Jamaica Plain MSPCC Office
157 Green St
1st Friday 
Childcare provided
Randi Schalet & Lori Baeumler
  Roslindale Roslindale Congregational Church
25 Cummins Highway
3rd Wednesday
7-8:30 PM
Childcare provided
Michelle Novell &
Clare O'Donoghue
  Swampscott First Church
40 Monument Ave
1st Thursday
7-8:30 PM
Kimberly Ryan & Sandi Santanello
  Worcester MSPCC Office
335 Chandler St
3rd Thursday
Deb Tambeau & Donna Warren
  CUB Boston Area Plymoth Church 
87 Edgell Rd
3rd Sunday
2-5 PM 
Sept - May
Kathy Aghajanian Coordinator
Michigan Adopition Identity Movement of MI
    Tina Caudill
  Bonding by Blood Vassar, MI   Mary Louise Foess,
  Adption Identity Movement (AIM) of Grand Rapids 5767 Leisure South Dr
Kentwood, MI
1st & 3rd Wednesday
6:30 PM
Peg Richer
616 531-1380
  Catholic Social Services     Ann Arbor, MI 1st Wednesday
6:30 PM    
Elly Falit
  Makeing Peace with the Past Clinton-Macomb Public Library 2nd Wednesday 
7:00 PM
  Truths in the Adoption Triad   Lunch on Sundays Marilyn Phillips Jackson
989 977-0025
Minnesota CUB-Concerned United Birthparents (birthparents, adoptees and adoptive parents welcome) St. Louis Park Recreational Center, Community Room
3700 Monterey Dr
St Louis Park MN
1st Wednesday
7:00 PM
Sandy Sperazza
  Montevideo Adult Adoptee Support Group Montevideo Public Library
Monthly Carleen Helgeson
  First Nations Rpatriation Institute All Nations Indian Church
1515 E. 23rd St
1st Thursday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sandra White Hawk
  Duluth Adoptee Support Group (adults) Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th St 
Duluth, MN
1st Wednesday
7:00 PM
Michele Benson
  Adopted and Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora (AFAAD MN) Rotates among member's homes and community locations Monthly alternating between Saturday evenings and weekdays Michelle Johnson
maintains listing of support for adoptive families and adoptees
  High School Adoption Group
Minnetonka High School
Hwy 7

Rotating Class periods
Penelope Needham
  Middle School Adoption Group (adpoptees) Minetonka Middle School
Rotating Class Periods Penelope Needham
  Adult Adoptees of Central Minnesota St. Cloud Public Library, Array Room, 405 Germain St. West, St. Cloud Contact for updated information Nikki Knisley
  Reuniting Mnnesota EMAIL SUPPORT GROUP
  Adoptees MN
777 Raymond Ave St. Paul, MN 55114 2nd Saturday
9:15 - 11:00 am
Carrie - 651-457-2252
Penny - 612-616-3139
Mississippi NONE      
Missouri Adoption Triad Support Network KC Liberty, MO 1st Thursday
7-9:00 PM
Carolyn Pooler
    Independence, MO 2nd Thursday
7-9:00 PM
  Adoption Triad Support Network     Judy Bock
  Adoption Triad of the Ozarks Springfield, MO   Sharon Fieker
Montana Adoption Constellation Support Group Misssoula, MT   Beth Jaffee