Adoption Puzzle Support Directory at Genealogy Today



Adoption Network Cleveland
Contact: Betsie Norris
291 East 222nd Street, Rm. 229
Cleveland, Ohio 44123
phone: (216) 261-1511
(has newsletter)

Adoptive Family Support
ACT Group, Advocates for Children Today

3965 Ganyard
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Contact: Diane Smith,
phone: (330) 225-1088
*Adoptive, kinship and foster family support *Advocacy for foster, kinship and adopted children Meeting time: Usually 3rd Saturday of every other month Meeting place: Bedford Library

Adoption Support Group
Diana Boehler
4012 Venice Road #77
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(419) 626-0360
*Members of the adoption triad

Adoption Network - Lorain Branch
Contact: Deb Bryan
205 West 30th Street, Rm. 14
Lorain, Ohio 44055-1171
phone: (440) 244-1060

Adoptive Families and Friends
Contact: Joanne Nystrom
5641 Dolphin Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060
phone: (216) 257-7746
*Adoptive families Meeting time: 3rd Friday of month, Sept - June Meeting place: St. Bede's Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd. (Mentor) Special events: Christmas party, summer picnic.

ACTION - Adopting Children Today - Information/Options Network
Contact: Linda McAllister or Pat Hill
P.O. Box 122
West Alexandria, Ohio 45381

phone: (513) 268-0777
*Adoption support, information, referral; pre/post-adoption

Reunite (Columbus area)
Contact: Kathy Singer
PO Box 461
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
phone: (419) 946-9443

Adoptive Families of Greater Cincinnati
Contact: Beth Shadwick
4686 Yankee Road
Middletown, Ohio 45044
phone: (513) 539-9787
*Adoptive families Meeting time: 2nd Friday of each month, Sept - May, 7:30 p.m. Meeting place: Clifton United Methodist Church.

Adoptive Family Support Association
Chris Siebert
P.O. Box 91247
Cleveland, Ohio 44101-3247

(216) 491-4638
*Families with internationally adopted children; Current and prospective adoptive parents/families Meeting time: 1st Saturday of each month, Sept - June, 7:00 p.m. Meeting place: Parma Lutheran Church, 5280 Broadview Rd. (Parma) Special events: Summer picnic in July, Children's classes, Pre-parenting classes, Summer camp for adopted Korean children.

Contact: Marley E. Greiner
PO Box 8043
Columbus, Ohio 43201
phone: (614) 261-6296

Parenting Adopted Children
2070 Valley Park Circle
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Contact: Ruth Lindly
phone: (216) 237-1197
*Adoptive families

Sunshine Reunions
Contact: Brenda Lakatos
1032 Bey Road
Akron, Ohio 44312
phone: (330) 628-4431

Adoptive Parent Support Group
2272 Harrisburg Pike
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Contact: Linda Wilburn
phone: (614) 871-1164
*Adoptive families, special needs children and older children.

Southeastern Ohio Searchers (S.O.S.)
Contact: Micki Glassburn
109 N. Plains Road, #20
The Plains, Ohio 45780-2001
phone: (614) 797-8112

Adoptive Parenting Support
2612 San Rae Drive
Kettering, Ohio 45419
Contact: Sally Wold
phone: (513) 299-2110
*Adoptive and prospective adoptive parents

Adoption Awareness Alliance
(Resource referral)
11370 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
phone: (513) 771-5353

Full Circle
Contact: Scott DeVaux
10288 Dewhill Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
phone: (513) 851-5607

Chosen Children
Contact: Joanne Gall
311 Springbrook Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
phone: (937) 274-8017

Adoptive Parents Together
3955 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: Dottie Klemm or Joe Durka
phone: (216) 431-4500, ext: 2729
*Post adoption group

Pieces of Yesterday
(Support group only)
Contact: Berta Yenney
856 Pine Needles Drive
Centerville, Ohio 45458-3329
phone: (937) 436-0593

Adoption Channel
Contact: Sheila Updike
2326 West 16th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44044
phone: (440) 964-2501

P.O. Box 21668
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
Contact: Pam Clark
phone: (216) 691-9216
*Adoptive families, but welcome biological parents, foster parents Meeting time: Usually 1st Wed. of each month

Mum's the Word
Contact: Judy Braddock
381 Bartley Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
phone: (419) 524-0564

Dayton Area Minority Adoptive Parents
191 Coddington Avenue
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Contact: Raymond Moore
phone: (513) 372-5700
*Adoptive parents Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept - June Meeting place: Dayton Public Library, 217 E. Third Street Population served: adoptive families with minority children.

American Adoption Congress
(Legislative and advocacy issues)
State Representative: Betsie Norris
c/o Adoption Network Cleveland
291 East 222nd. Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44123
phone: (216) 261-1511
(has newsletter)

Families Through Adoption
P.O. Box 2521
Akron, Ohio 44309
Mary Ellen Pyke
phone: (330) 922-0987
*Families who have adopted or who are seeking adoption Meeting time: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Meeting place: Holy Cross Elementary (Latonia, KY)

Group of Black Adoptive Parents
1055 Grayview Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Contact: Robert Simpson

phone: (513) 541-4166
*Adoptive parents Population served: African Americans.

Southeast Ohio Adoptive Family Support Group
P.O. Box 75
Athens, Ohio 45701

Mary Ann Linscott
(614) 448-6119
*Adoptive parents and children Meeting time: 1st Thursday of each month Meeting place: 14 Stoneybrook Drive, Athens.