BPAR's specialists

...are here year-round to support all those touched by adoption wherever they are on their journey.

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

BPAR's very own book, on sale now!

Individual Therapy

We create a comfortable and safe space for one-on-one therapy.

Family Therapy

We bring families together to work on the challenges they face to facilitate change, growth, and understanding for all members.

Peer Groups

We have groups of all ages. They offer support and unity in an accepting environment.


Check out our blog for adoption-related book and movie reviews, answers to commonly asked questions, and tips for dealing with some of adoption's toughest issues.

  • Unmasking Myself:  A 23andMe Journey  

    I was born twice: once, on April 19, 1984 to a 15-year-old Colombian girl somewhere on the outskirts of Bogota, and then again 20 months later, in the International Arrivals terminal of a snow-capped Laguardia Airport, touching down between Riker’s […]

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  • 5 Tips to Combat the “Winter Blues”

    Many of our BPAR clients, friends, families and colleagues are battling what we call the “Winter Blues.” The Winter Blues are characterized by less energy, more fatigue despite sleeping, feeling down or “blue,” having trouble getting up in the mornings, […]

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  • Seasonal Success for the Adoptive Family

    The holidays, complete with dark December nights illuminated by twinkling lights and festive decor, have arrived.  This is the time of year when the days are at their shortest and light eludes the winter wanderer.   We climb in from the […]

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  • The Gift of Forgiveness

    The most valuable gift you can give to yourself this holiday season is the gift of forgiveness.
    Why Forgiveness?
    Many of us carry unresolved issues from the past. It might feel like carrying a heavy ball and chain. It can be anger […]

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  • In Gratitude


    I don’t have to, I get to: A simple phrase that makes a big difference. When we can shift our perspective, we can shift our lives. We get to see, feel and experience things differently in everyday life.  We can […]

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BPAR is grateful for feedback!

Here's what our clients say:

"BPAR specializes in adoption issues, and their therapists truly understand how to help me connect with my daughter.”

Ericka, adoptive parent

“I think it’s about the really thoughtful approach that you take. Steadfast, honest, clear-sighted, intentional, thoughtful advice helps my own development.”

Dan, foster parent

“I need help understanding that part of me so I can get over that hump in life. You guys opened a path for me. So now I’m just walking down it.”

An adult transracial adoptee