Support Groups are an excellent way to join with other people who are experiencing or have experienced some of the same challenges you may be facing now. There are several various support groups in the KC area (and beyond) that can meet your need. Our wish is you receive the support and encouragement you need. If you currently lead an infertility, pregnancy loss, and/or adoption support group and want it listed below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCIA Support Group
When: 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Email the group leader, Erica Bushard, for exact location. We meet at a venue centrally located in the KC area.
Contact: Erica Bushard at email@example.com for more information or to let her know you’re interested in attending.
Baby Dreams Support Group
About Baby Dreams: Baby Dreams is currently not meeting on a regular basis. However, to talk to someone regarding pregnancy loss, please contact Morgan, the group’s contact person (info below).
Contact: Morgan Parker – firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Complementary Care Support Group
When: Does not currently meet, but may begin sessions soon. Contact Kerry for more information.
Where: Kerry’s office
11011 King Street, Suite 290
Overland Park, KS 66210
Contact: Kerry Christifano, MA, LPC (913) 515-7338 or email@example.com or www.complementarycaregroup.com
Families for Adoption Support Group
When: Meets quarterly
Where: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, MO
Why: Families for Adoption is a community-wide support group in Liberty, MO. The group focuses on helping anyone interested in adoption, foster care, and/or orphan care.
Contact: Teresa Herbic, Director of Family Support Groups at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Adoption Support Group
When: Last Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO
Why: A support group that meets to learn more about and discuss various types of adoptions; also provides grants to those seeking adoption.
Contact: Dave Coffman at (816) 213-8941 or email@example.com or www.adoptionresourcefoundation.com
Infertility Support Group
When: One weeknight a month for 1 1/2 hours
Where: Behavioral Health Specialists
Executive Center III Building
10901 Lowell Ave., Suite 210
Overland Park, KS 66210
Why: A support group is now forming for those dealing with infertility. This will be a safe place to find support from an infertility counselor and from others going through the same things. Topics such as talking to family, friends and coworkers, coping skills, stress management, mind body techniques, third-party reproduction, adoption, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), childfree living, and more will be discussed. All sessions are free.
Contact: The support group is led by Audra Bell, LSCSW. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 890-3838. Visit her website at http://johnsoncountyinfertility.com/.
Sam’s Pond Support Group
When: one Tuesday per month (usually 1st Tuesday of month; go to website for specific dates) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ronald McDonald House
2501 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64018
Why: Our meetings are for anyone – mother, father, siblings (16+), or other family member or friend grieving a pregnancy loss, infant loss, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Please come share your story , whether it was recent or years ago, and we can help each other heal. It is okay to acknowledge and mourn. There is no cost to attend and information share will be confidential. Please double check as meeting dates and times may change due to inclement weather or holiday.
Contact: Jenny email@example.com. Visit the website at http://www.samspond.org/.