At Boston Post Adoption Resources, we believe that adoption is a lifelong journey. As an adult adoptee, you may feel isolated and alone at times, or like you are struggling to understand your needs and feelings. Milestones and significant life events may bring adoption-related themes to the surface for you, and BPAR provides support and help from adoption competent therapists who understand the unique issues that may arise. We use a strength-based approach to therapy in order to provide a safe place for you to explore your feelings and gain control of your life and relationships. If you are searching for or planning a reunion with a birth parent, we provide support and guidance throughout this process. Adult adoptees often feel alone and isolated, and BPAR recognizes the importance of connecting with other adoptees. Adults who are interested can join our adult adoptee group to share questions and feelings about life as an adoptee.
What clinical services does BPAR offer and how can adult adoptees benefit?
Individual Therapy: Our clinicians at BPAR are adoption competent and will take time to hear your story and meet your needs.
Family Therapy: Our family therapy model consists of meeting with entire families. We can provide space to build communication and strengthen your family relationships.
Adult Adoptee Peer Support Groups: Our adult adoptee groups are exclusively for adult adoptees. Most groups meet monthly and all adult adoptees are welcome no matter where they are on their journeys.
Search & Reunion Support: If you are looking for answers regarding your biological family, we can support the birth family search process in a safe and contained way. We also provide recommendations and help prepare you as you make plans for a reunion.
A special resource for you published by BPAR:
Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees
BPAR clinician Lisa Coppola, a mental health counselor whose earliest memories include adoption support group meetings in her home, created this 52-week writing journal, Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees, offering prompts based on core themes that arise in therapy, space for writing, resources including a glossary, and guidelines plus a script to help volunteer moderators run peer groups.
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Other Helpful Links
Lifelong Issues in Adoption, by Deborah N. Silverstein and Sharon Kaplan
Transracial Millennial Adoptee Meetup Group (based in Worcester, MA)