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 Website (National FRUA organization website)
  • Adoption from China: Families With Children From China – Delaware Valley (PA) (FCC-DV) Website (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

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