Birth Mother Support Group – September 11, 2017

We’re re-launching the Birth Mother Support Group to give local women an opportunity to connect with one another (at any point along the adoption journey) and share their experiences as birth moms in an effort to give and receive peer support. This group is scheduled from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and there will be one in September, November, January & March. This will be an informal gathering and pizza will be provided. We do ask that you RSVP to so we can plan for the size of the group and give you specific information regarding where to park & enter the building.  The event page can be found here.

**This group is confidential and is for birth mothers only – no childcare will be provided.

Adoption Night at the Museum – November 4, 2017

To recognize National Adoption Month, we are hosting adoptive families and foster families from the community to join us for a free, family night of fun at Amazement Square in Lynchburg, VA from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The event page with more details can be found here.  All are welcome – please RSVP to

Adoption Training Weekend – Spring 2018

This is a mandatory, two-day training for all approved applicants to the FLS Domestic Adoption Program.  The training is held on a Friday-Saturday and includes presentations from staff and guest speakers on topics such as adoption communication, attachment in adoption, interviewing with potential birth parents, transracial adoption, grief and loss, identity issues in adoption, preparing the adoption profile, talking to your child about adoption, etc.  In addition, the weekend features panel discussions of adult adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth mothers.  Space is limited and couples are invited in the order in which their applications were approved.