White Sand and Stone

Adult Adoptees Therapeutic Group

This is a safe space to invite in open and honest conversations about all things related to the adoptee experience. We welcome and explore an array of topics, thoughts, and curiosities, including layers of identity, relationships with others, relationship with oneself, ancestral and cultural burdens, trauma, loss, gifts and joys. And we have fun!

Structured Therapeutic Adult Adoptee Group

Group runs every Wednesday for 12 weeks starting Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

**THIS ROUND IS CURRENTLY FULL.** Registration is open for the next round which will begin in Spring 2022

PURPOSE: This is meant to be a safe space to invite in topic-lead and therapeutic conversations that include: varying aspects of identity in adoption, themes surrounding a sense of belonging, understanding layers of loss, understanding how adoption impacts a relationship with oneself as well as with others, and therapeutic tools for strengthening Self-leadership, Self-healing, and Self-compassion. **An outline of the agenda with dates will be sent to you via e-mail prior to November 3** Read Group Full Rules Here.


COST: $35 per person (per week)/$420 per person (for full 12 weeks) must be received [at the latest] 15 minutes prior to the start of the group. You have two payment options: (1) pay $35 weekly or (2) pay the full $420 – Should you decide to drop out, and you’ve paid in full, you will receive a refund for the remaining groups. With either payment plan, if you drop out, you are not permitted to return to the group until the next round. There will be a waiting room on Zoom, and to receive entry, the selected payment type must be paid prior to the group session via CashApp ($forbespp) or Venmo (@rachel-forbes). In your reservation, please also submit your CashApp or Venmo name, along with your name appearing on Zoom. This way, I can confirm that you’ve made a payment and can permit entry.


TO RESERVE A SPACE, a $35 payment must be made as a payment for the first group (This can be refunded, should you change your mind, but you cannot re-enter this cycle if you decide to drop). 


1. Confidentiality is imperative. This means, what’s shared in the group must stay in the group. This also prohibits discussing what’s spoken about in group to other group members outside of the group if it is spoken about in a “did you hear what Mary said in group?” way. (This will be explained further during the meeting).
2. This is not a replacement for individual therapy. While this group can be therapeutic through affirmation, connection, and communal support, it is not the same as therapy. If you find yourself struggling emotionally often, I recommend searching for an individual therapist. Please let me know if this is something you’re interested in, and I can provide resources.
3. Respect for one another is a must – this means hurtful, demeaning, or disrespectful words towards each other are not permitted. If unintentional hurtful words are spoken, I will intervene and offer an alternative (a “warning”). However, if it persists and is not able to be respected, you will be removed from the group.
4. Should there be a risk or concern of safety (injury to self or others), I will end the meeting and address this privately with individuals involved.