Connecting Adoptive Families | Adoption Community | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Connecting Families Touched By Adoption

Let’s talk about adoption together

Welcoming a child into your family through adoption is an enriching and meaningful experience. All families, regardless of how they are formed, face unique challenges and joys. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia provides an open and compassionate network of adoptive families who come together to share their experience, learn about adoption topics and create lasting relationships.

Because building your family and raising a child through adoption is an ever-changing and evolving process for everyone involved, we provide families, interested community members and professionals with a forum in which to learn, share and belong.

Monthly Events

Educational workshops on a multitude of topics in Adoption. For our event calendar with all of our adoption events and support groups, click here.

Supportive Groups

Coffee Talk: (sponsored by Open Arms): Coffee Talk is a forum for adoptive parents and future adoptive parents to come together as community. Join with others in a relaxed setting to discuss interesting topics impacting all in open adoption.

Families Like Ours (sponsored by Open Arms): Families Like Ours (FLO) is a forum for families who have adopted African- American children trans-racially to share experiences and knowledge and provide mutual support. Families Like Ours believes that honoring children’s African-American heritage is imperative to helping them develop a confident, positive self-identity. FLO is committed to strengthening multiracial and multicultural families by providing a network of education, resources, socialization, and support to trans-racially adopted children, their siblings and parents.

Contemporary Infant Adoption Trainings for healthcare and social
service professionals: (sponsored by Open Arms) Tailored on-site training program to suit your site’s particular needs. Social workers and nursing professionals can earn free CEU’s or Contact Hours by attending. For more information, email or call 1-888-OPENARMS.