Adoption & Foster Care Support Group

Olmsted County sponsors a parent led adoption support group.  The group is open to the public and is tailored to meet the support and educational needs of foster parents, those families considering adoption, or those families who have adopted privately, publicly, domestically or internationally.    

The mission is to offer families a forum to receive post adoption support that will enable them to:

  • network with other adoptive families
  • learn about new resources and training
  • share any questions or concerns with group members
  • form new partnerships with other adoptive families
  • enhance their ability to manage the complexity and lifelong process of adoption 
The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at Olmsted County Social Services, 2117 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, MN from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM except in November and December when meetings are on the third Thursday. We also do not meet during the summer months of July, August, and September.  (Note: if school is canceled due to inclement weather, etc., the group is canceled as well.)

Child care is provided on-site by a trained social worker.  Please register by calling Jill Welch at 507 328-6417 and indicate how many children and their age(s) will be in attendance.
Email: Child Care Request 
​If you would like information about the group, please call Debra Dalin at 507 328-6432.
Email: If you would like to be electronically notified of the next group and topic or any area training that are adoption related.