February 11, 2020 megan

ACKNOWLEDGING UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Teens who have been touched by domestic or international adoption, either directly or through siblings, have experienced things that most of their peers can’t relate to.

TWO OPTIONS

Lifeline Counseling is currently offering two groups: One for adoptees, and one for siblings of adoptees.

ADOPTEE GROUP TOPICS:

  • Identity—What does it mean about who I am that I’m adopted?
  • Grief and loss related to adoption
  • Race and culture
  • Learning to identify and cope with thoughts and feelings
  • Parents will receive guidance on how to continue conversations.

SIBLING GROUP TOPICS:

  • Living with adoption
  • Space to be honest about challenges
  • Learning to identify and cope with thoughts and feelings

WHO SHOULD COME?

Teens who are struggling with the issues outlined above should consider these groups. Groups are closed and limited to 8-12 participants, organized by the age and skill level of interested teens. An initial screening with parents is conducted via phone to ensure that the group is a good fit for each individual. Issues related to development and aggression will be taken into consideration to ensure the safety of participants.

Birmingham, AL 

The adoptee group will be offered on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates: JUNE 1, 8, 15, & 22 | JULY 6, 13, 20, & 27

The sibling group will be offered on Thursdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates:  JUNE 3, 10, 17, & 24 | JULY 8, 15, 22, & 29

 

Huntsville, AL 

3401 Holmes Avenue NW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(located inside The Rock Family Worship Center)

The adoptee group will be offered on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates: JUNE 22 & 29 | JULY 6, 13 & 20

The sibling group will be offered on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates:  JUNE 23  & 30 | JULY 7, 14 & 21

 

*Our teen groups will meet in person. 

There are several options to pay for this unique therapeutic group.

Birmingham, AL 

  • Privately week to week $30
  • Privately one payment $200
  • File insurance—*Check benefits. Co-pays may apply.

Huntsville, AL 

  • Privately week to week $30
  • Privately one payment $125

For more information, contact counseling@lifelinechild.org | 205.967.0811