Adoptee Group, Middle School

Does your child have questions about her birth family that you can’t answer?

Does your child complain that he doesn’t really feel like he fits in anywhere?

Do you wonder how to help your child with the myriad of emotions she may be feeling?

Adoptees in a group will find a sense of safety and comfort being with others who are also not being raised in their biological family. This group will help members increase their self-esteem, form their identity and self-concept, and practice talking about their history and their adoption with others, as they are comfortable. The group will use expressive arts therapies and members will create several projects focused on their special and unique personal history. This group is for boys and girls ages 11-13. A parent group will meet concurrently and will focus on supporting adoptees through the teen years, dealing with questions about biological family and sharing information.

Karen Chaudhry, LCSW has over a decade of experience working with adoptees, and adoptive families. She has worked with families at every stage of the adoption process. She has led groups for adoptive teens for the last several years and creates a safe, comfortable, and creative environment.

Mary Shuffleton, LPC has led parent groups for ten years at In Step and her practice emphasizes the importance of parent involvement in the therapeutic process for children. She has worked throughout her career with families in the foster care and adoption process and creates a supportive setting for parents to address the unique needs of the adoptive family.

For more information about this group please contact us.

Call us at 703-876-8480