Most children have participated in a group at some point in their lives — sports teams, something informal that develops in the neighborhood, a special interest club in school, or involvement in the arts. But what about a group that focuses on how they joined their family? For adoptees, these groups are not easy to find. Over the last several months, JF&CS has hosted two different six-week programs for adopted middle school and high school students. Although due to the age of the children, the groups’ discussions and activities varied, the common factor in both were that the participants were adopted. For many of the children, this was their first experience being solely with adoptees!
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