General Support and Discussion Meetings
When Adoption Network Cleveland was founded in 1988, the organization was built on bringing together adoptees, adoptive parents and birthparents – known as the “Adoption Triad” – to learn from one another’s perspectives on adoption. Since then the “Adoption Triad” has been expanded to become the “Adoption Constellation,” which also includes birth siblings, adoptive siblings and other family members, foster care youth and alumni, professionals and others interested in lifelong adoption issues.
General Support and Discussion Meetings, also known as General Meetings, provide a setting where all can learn from others’ perspectives. General Meetings are open to anyone touched by or interested in better understanding adoption and continue to be a distinguishing feature of Adoption Network Cleveland. The meetings have an open discussion format and provide a safe place for people to share their feelings and experiences related to adoption.
Throughout the year panels are held on various adoption-related topics, such as “Growing Up Adopted,” “Male Perspectives on Adoption,” “The Impact of Adoption on Key Relationships” and “Birthmothers’ Perspectives.” The meetings are held four times each month in locations throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lake counties. Please see our calendar
of events for dates and special panel discussions.
Columbus General Support Meetings are now held monthly. Click here to find out more.
for a flyer that details dates and topics for each meeting.
in Adoption Network Cleveland helps provide the support that makes General Support and Discussion Meetings possible, and we ask all who attend to become members.
For more information about General Support and Discussion Meetings, contact Linda Bellini
at (216) 482-2323.