Philadelphia Area Adoption Support and Activity Groups

Consider joining a local adoption group. Adoption groups offer support and cultural and other activities for the children, as well as an opportunity for the children and their families to meet other families.

Here are some local groups in the Philadelphia and surrounding county areas:

  • Adoption from Guatemala
    Building Relationships through Adoption in Guatemala (BRAG)
  • Adoption from Russia and neighboring countries
    Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption including Neighboring Countries – Pennsylvania Chapter. (FRUA-PA)
    Contact: Jennifer Greenman at: or 610-361-8132
    (National FRUA organization website)
  • Adoption from China
    Families With Children From China – Delaware Valley (PA) (FCC-DV)
    (National organization website )
  • Adoption from Ethiopia
    Contact: Shira at
  • General Adoption and Foster Care
    Together As Adoptive Parents, Inc. (TAPlink)
    Contact: Phyllis Stevens, Executive Director, at: or 215-256-0669
Client Reviews

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CJ was absolutely amazing from beginning to end helping us get our adopted son his American Citizenship! Excellent, punctual and great to work with! We are beyond grateful!


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I am very pleased with the help that Ms. Lyford was able to provide. I adopted while living abroad and faced challenges in finalizing the adoption in the US and obtaining my daughter's US citizenship. Ms. Lyford was with us from the beginning, laying out a workable roadmap to get where we needed to be. Her advice proved sound and we have recently completed the process. Her reassuring and competent presence throughout the process was also much appreciated.