At Boston Post Adoption Resources, we understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. No matter what your adoption related question or concern is, you do not have to figure it out alone!
The BPAR mission is to:
Provide specialized therapeutic support
Connect individuals, families & professionals to resources
Educate the public about post adoption services
... to ensure that all those touched by adoption lead healthy, productive lives.
BPAR's Clinical Services
Our adoption competent clinicians offer many types of support:
Contact us to decide what's right for you or your family.
At BPAR we are committed to the safety of our clients.
We are continuing to provide the majority of our services through telehealth
as long as state and federal regulations recommend this as a best practice.
In the future, when we do offer in-person therapy, we will do it in a way that is as safe as possible.
Our clinicians will discuss opportunities for in-person services when available.
Resources Especially for You
BPAR creates and collects resources to guide you wherever you are on your journey.
"My family is a one parent, transracial adopted family. SO much beauty and SO much complexity. BPAR helps me navigate and unearth all of it." — Megan C, adoptive parent, BPAR client
"Everyone deserves support to heal from the trauma they have endured, and transracial adoptees are no exception. Support for adoptees has not always been prioritized, in favor of a rhetoric that adoptees are lucky and that their trauma is erased once they have a family. But still the effects of trauma related to adoption and racism are ever present. That’s why adoption support is so important for adoptees and their families." — Malana, adult adoptee
Our Home Is Your Home
"It's a destination point for me, and then when you get to the destination, it's really warm, it's welcoming, it's friendly."
—A FOSTER PARENT
"It’s like you’re walking into a home. I love it.”
—AN ADULT ADOPTEE
Join Us at an Adoption Support Group,
Wellness Workshop, or Event
Group, Workshop & Event Schedule
- January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
- January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the BPAR Blog
Here's what's new:
As an adult adoptee, Marta watched the Netflix series “The Chair” through the eyes of JuJu, the lead’s daughter. “My heart felt rage, grief and deep isolation. I see a child so completely alone in her trauma and loss that she has had to abandon her own narrative.Read More
Shame is the feeling that we are inherently unlovable, unworthy, and undeserving of connection — and it’s a central theme in adoption. How do we parent without shaming our child? How do we teach values? Here are some empathy-based strategies and phrases to help children make positive choices.Read More
As Covid restrictions end and we emerge from an online view to full-body scrutiny, we anticipate even more anxiety and body shaming than ever. Our blog on mindfulness in eating and Intuitive Eating can help you learn to love and honor your body.Read More
In honor of PRIDE month, we wanted to highlight some important resources to support LGBTQIA individuals and families in the post-adoption community. We want everyone in the adoption constellation to feel safe and valued, and to be able to live healthy, productive lives.Read More
Mothers are warriors this year more than ever. Many of the core issues we see in adoption mirror how we feel about life during this pandemic. How can we help our children regain control and feel safe as Mother’s Day approaches? How can we take care of ourselves?Read More
Learn About Our Book:
Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey
He’s the narrator of BPAR's illustrated book, Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey. Charlie’s an adoptee who opens his heart and shares what’s on his mind through various phases as he grows up in his adoptive home.
Here's what two renowned adoption authors have to say about our tool for families and professionals:
"Each page beckons the adults in the room to step into the shoes of the child, providing insights and tools to help educate and empower families and create a healthy environment for children to thrive."
—JEAN A.S. STRAUSS, AUTHOR
"The best book of its kind that I have ever read. All adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents need to read this book. It is superb."
—JOE SOLL, LCSW, ADOPTEE, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & AUTHOR
All proceeds from the sale of Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey support BPAR's mission.
BPAR Is Grateful for Client Feedback!
"Your extensive list of answers actually brought me to tears.
Until now I have felt alone and unsupported."
—SS, adult adoptee
"I always leave a session with a new thought or perspective.
BPAR nudges me to better myself and to be a better parent."
—Megan C, foster adoptive parent
"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