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Support Groups

Vermont Post Permanence Support Groups

 The following Support Groups are provided by the Vermont Adoption Consortium in collaboration with Post Permanence Services (From Lund, easterseals, NFI or NKHS). Some groups are also co-sponsored or sponsored by community partners.  

Addison County

Support Group for Adoptive Families held the 4th Tuesday of the month. Held in Middlebury.

Contact Donna Provin (below) for where it will be held this month.

Please call Donna Provin at (802) 343-0565 or email donnap@lundvt.org for more information.                                     



Support Group for Adoptive Parents the second Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm. Brattleboro Savings and Loan Community Room

Please contact Danna Bare for more information: Danna Bare, M.Ed, (802) 258-0308


Caledonia County

NEK Foster and Adoptive Community, meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:00, Union Baptist Church in Waterford (near Comfort Inn), meal and childcare provided, contact: Barb Hash: 802-473-6108: hashes@charter.net  or Danielle Puffer: 802-274-0604 thepuffertribe@icloud.com


Kingdom Kinship Support Group, Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:00-7:00 PM, Meal and childcare provided, also monthly family events, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, 2225 Portland St. St. Johnsbury, contact:  Christine Morey, 802-272-6561


Chittenden County

Chittenden County Circle of Parents Support Group for Adoptive and Guardianship Families

This group is held the LAST Tuesday of every month from 5:00-6:30pm in South Burlington.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Katherine Boise, BSW, M.Ed at Lund at (802) 864-7467.


Franklin County

1st Thursday of every month at the Senior Center, 75 Messenger Street, St. Albans from 5:30-7:30 pm. Dinner and childcare provided at no cost.

Please contact Nina Kempf-Miller (802) 524-1700 or Monica Darrah (802) 578-2702 to RSVP or for more information.



2nd Thursday of the month, the Morrisville DCF office - 5:30 - 7pm

For information contact: Karen Langdell, Easterseals of Vermont, (802) 730-6667


Orleans County

Orleans County Kin-Newport, meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30 PM, a light meal with dessert is provided, North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, contact: Sandy Yandow, 802-578-9518, orleanscountykin@gmail.com   



3rd Thursday of the month from 7 - 9 pm at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church.

For more information contact: Amy Prentiss-Rogers at (802) 343-6310 or Jill C. Bouton at (802) 223-4744


Upper Valley


Meeting the first Thursday of each month, 1-2:30 pm 2458 Christian Street, Wilder, VT (next to Dothan Brook School on Route 5)

For more information contact: Judith Bush, ACSW (802) 356-9393 x 2 or jbush@together.net


Other support groups for adoptive families:


Families of Color

Open to all families. Play, eat and discuss issues

of adoption, race and multiculturalism.

Bring snacks and games to share, and dress

for the weather.

Third Sundays, 3–5 p.m. Unitarian

Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier.

Alyson, 439-6096 or alyson.mahony@gmail.com