Adoptive Families Together (AFT) provides education, advocacy, training, and support to families, professionals and communities about the unique circumstances inherent in the adoption experience.
Our network includes families who have adopted children of all ages and races, domestically and internationally, children of kin and children with special needs. We welcome adopted individuals, birth parents, foster parents, guardians, professionals and all those touched by adoption.
AFT’s focus is on child-centered parenting, parent empowerment, and peer-to-peer connections. We offer:
- Education & Training
- Parent Groups
- Group Schedule
- Online Discussion Group
- AFT Materials
- Contact AFT
Education & Training
W.I.S.E. Up Workshops
W.I.S.E. Up is an award-winning curriculum developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education designed to teach children ages 6-12 how to respond to questions about their adoption experience. Workshops provide a framework to respond in a variety of ways using group discussion and role playing. While children are meeting, parents come together to be trained on the W.I.S.E. Up curriculum in order to support their children using newly learned strategies.
Cost is $20 per child unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited. Please mail a completed registration form and check payable to “MSPCC”. For more information, contact Lori Baeumler at (857) 728-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Support Groups
AFT hosts 7 parent led confidential groups to share personal concerns and needs around adoptive parenting. We also welcome adopted individuals, birth parents, foster parents, Kin parents and all those with a connection to adoption. These are ongoing groups that meet once a month. Feel free to drop in!
Groups are meeting monthly in communities in Massachusetts. To learn more about our Parent Support Groups, or to get dates and the location of a group in your area, please call us at (857) 728-2157 or click on the group schedule below:
Online Group List Serve
For those seeking additional support or those unable to attend a local group, we offer a listserv group moderated by parent volunteers who are trained and supervised by AFT. If you are interested in joining, you can either send an email to email@example.com to subscribe or email our moderator Annette Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFT publishes an educational pamphlet series, AFT Presents and a resource book, In Their Own Words. For more information on available materials, please contact Lori Baeumler at (857) 728-2157 or email@example.com.
AFT member benefits include:
- MSPCC’s informative newsletter.
- A copy of In Their Own Words, a resource for parents and professionals.
- The “AFT Presents” educational pamphlet series.
To become a member, fill out the New Membership Form and mail it to:
3815 Washington Street, Suite 2
Boston, MA 02130
Or contact Lori Baeumler at (857) 728-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pass along our AFT info to families who may be interested. You can access our full schedule of groups, newsletter and other materials on our websitewww.mspcc.org/aft
For questions or more information about AFT, please contact Lori Baeumler at (857) 728-2157 or email@example.com.