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
Since 2012, BPAR has provided specialized trauma-informed individual and group therapeutic care and culturally sensitive support. We connect people to post adoption resources and educate the public about the impacts of adoption. Through our services, BPAR invites those touched by adoption to join our community in an environment that encourages lifelong healing.
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.
Join Us at an Adoption Support Group,
Wellness Workshop, or Event
Group, Workshop & Event Schedule
Adult Adoptee GroupJune 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adoptee Group for Kids Ages 8-10June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parenting through Disconnection GroupJune 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LGBTQ Adult Adoptee Support GroupJune 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
People of Color Adult Adoptee Support GroupJune 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Resources for All Touched by Adoption
We offer a comprehensive online Post Adoption Resources Center.
Quick Links to Specific Resources
Read the BPAR Blog
Here's what's new:
Drama Therapy — Mental Health Awareness Month Spotlight
A person may feel the impact of the traumatic experience without having language to talk about it. Drama therapy can evoke, hold, and assist in the processing of feelings when there are no words. For adoptees, it offers an opportunity to change a person’s view of their life story.Read More
The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Telling the Truth
How much should an adoptive parent tell a child about their birth family? How should the conversation change as the child grows up? This blog explores developmentally appropriate ways to approach the truth and how to initiate conversations.Read More
How Do We Begin to Embrace Marginalized Identities in a Violent World? The Struggle of the Adoptee
“We have gathered together. We are now at risk.” Imagine you are an adopted person who worked, blood, sweat and tears over countless hours to discover who you are. Maybe you long for your community. As you enter that physical space, instead of euphoria, you feel paralyzing fear.Read More
Adoptee Remembrance Day — Shining a Light on the Hidden Side of Adoption
On Adoptee Remembrance Day, we acknowledge the complexities of adoption for the adoptee, remember that adoption is rooted in loss, honor adoptees we have lost to suicide, and vow to promote education about adoption trauma. This blog explains ways to support your adoptee loved ones.Read More
Parenting When It’s Hard to Like Your Child — Understanding Blocked Care in Adoptive Families
“Why is my child withdrawing? And why am I tempted to give up and disengage?” This blog explains self-protective instincts for both adopted children (blocked trust) and parents (blocked care), how a child’s response may be rooted in early trauma, and strategies for parenting with empathy.Read More
How to Publish a Guided Journal – a Look Behind the Scenes
What’s involved with writing and publishing a book for adoptees? The following interview takes us behind the scenes at Boston Post Adoption Resources (BPAR), to learn how the author and this nonprofit developed the idea, design, and publishing plans for Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees, now on sale in paperback and ebook editions.Read More
Lack of Control and Feeling Stuck
We feel despair and hopelessness when we lose control of our lives, and this often leads to “feeling stuck.” Here’s how we can feel more confident and less stuck.Read More
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