There are several options for support groups in South East Washington (The home of Forever Homes).
Adoptive Mom’s Support Group
Adoptive Mom’s Support Group is the first Monday of the month from 7 – 8:30 PM. First Baptist Church, 1107 Wright Ave, Richland. Snacks provided, but no childcare. Contact Jill Mailloux for more information @(509) 947-4141
Bethel Adoption Support Group
This group is for any mom interested in international adoption, either in the process of adopting or having already adopted. Join their group the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at Bethel Church (600 Shockley Road, Richland, WA 99352). Contact Windy Hancock for more information @(509) 528-6392.
Bethel Foster Care Support Group
The Foster Care Support Group is for those interested in or already involved in foster care, foster/adopt, or relative care. Join them as they encourage one another, educate and walk through the system together. The group meets monthly the second Thursday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at Sharehouse Coffee (2150 Keene Road, Richland, WA 99352). Contact Windy Hancock for more information @(509) 528-6392.
Heart for the Fatherless Coffee Talk
This is a very informal gathering at Shari’s (1200 N Columbia Center BLVD in Kennewick) on the last Tuesday of the month for “moms or moms-to-be” that are adopting or fostering to get together. Moms and moms-to-be, are connected to each other in a very meaningful way. We share a common bond, and talking with other women who in some way or another have been touched by adoption or fostering has proven to be a great source of encouragement and support. OR – you just need to get out of the house and have some adult conversation with other mom’s!!
To confirm meeting times and and days, please check out Heart For the Fatherless’ Facebook Page
For Dad’s Only
Foster/Adoptive Dads Eat Meat
Dad’s meet at Bob’s Burgers and Brew on 395 in Kennewick. 2nd Tuesday of month. 6:30 PM. Eat meat. Talk with food in mouth. Only men. Ug. You come next time.
For Meeting times and and days, please check out Heart For the Fatherless’ Facebook Page