Georgia Center For Resources & Support

Adoptive Family Journey on Facebook

We invite you to join our forever family Facebook group, "The Adoptive Family Journey." This group is sponsored by the Georgia Center for Resources and Support (GACRS). It is a site for all adoptive families living in Georgia to connect, share, and learn from others about their journey as an adoptive family. Within the group families are encouraged to discuss interests and concerns about parenting an adopted child or children.

How to Join:  Go to your personal Facebook account and search for "The Adoptive Family Journey" and submit a request to join our adoptive group. You must be a resident of Georgia and an adoptive family. Once you are approved by the administrator, you will have access to the site or page and can begin participating as a group member. 

Growing After Adoption
Post-Adoption Support at Bethany Christian Services

Post-adoption services open to eligible families working with any agency.

Services Include:

• Trauma-Informed Counseling Services Specific to Adoption (ADOPTSSM)
• Support Groups for Parents
• Support Groups for Children
• Parent Coaching
• Tutoring

Eligibility Requirements:

• A child has been placed in the home for adoption OR the adoption finalized less than six (6) months ago
• The child is (or was) in the legal custody of DFCS prior to adoption
• The family lives in Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, or Walton County.

To enroll or make a referral, call or email:

Katie Smith, LCSW

Post-Adoption Coordinator / Family Therapist
770.274.3015 or 770.455.7111 /

Adoptive and foster parent support groups

Please consider joining an adoptive or foster parent support group or starting one in your Region. We would be happy to assist you in starting a group if there is not one already active in your area, or in helping to "revive" an inactive group. We can also help plan special activities for your support group such as special trainings. We would be happy to speak to your group about The Georgia Center for Resources and Support, and to bring our library "on the road" to your meetings. Give us a call at 1-866-A-PARENT for more information on how we can help.

If you would like information on adoptive or foster parent support groups in Georgia check our Community Resources for "Adoptive or Foster Family Support Groups" in your Region. And for current meetings, please see our Calendar page.

Buddy Families

If you are interested in connecting with another adoptive or foster family, please speak to the Region Resources Advisor in your region. The Advisors keep track of families willing to "buddy" and does the matches when families who share similar interests are available. This can be a great way for children to make friends with other children who are "like them", for "Moms" to support one another, or just to increase awareness of adoption and foster care in your community.