Celebrate All The Feels of Adoptive Parenting

Adoption lovingly brings families together, but it can have its challenges too.

Celebrate Adoption is a community of adoptive/foster parents that “get it”. We’ve been in your shoes and can offer an ear, a tissue and a lot of laughs. Celebrate Adoption is a network of families formed by adoption, and at various stages of the adoption process. Join us if you are just starting out on this journey or your adoption has been finalized for years.

We welcome all members of the foster and adoptive community.

Started in 1989 with the support of a local adoption agency, Celebrate Adoption is led by a licensed social worker with extensive adoption experience, who understands the unique challenges of adoption on the child and his/her family.

What We Do

Through discussion groups, educational programs and social activities such as summer playgroups, a spring picnic and the holiday party, families can benefit from the collective experiences of the group. The annual Intertwined Through Adoption event brings together adoptees, birthmothers and adoptive family members in April ahead of Mother’s Day. The ceremony includes tender readings and an activity that celebrates the unique experiences of women in adoption.

Shared Insight
  • Get encouragement from others who have an understanding of the unique issues adoptive families face
  • Benefit from the experiences of other members in dealing with challenging issues
  • Learn about community resources that serve adoptive families
Educational Support
  • Monthly adoption discussion group
  • How to talk about adoption to children
  • Transcultural/interracial parenting
  • Creating a lifebook for your child
  • Educating extended family members
  • Developmental stages of adopted children
  • Communication with birth parents


About Celebrate Adoption Cincinnati

Started in 1989, Celebrate Adoption is a network of families touched by adoption.

Membership is open to families at any stage of their adoption
journey (prospective, matched, finalized, etc.) who have formed their family through any means (agency, foster-to-adopt, domestic, international, etc.). Although the group was originally started with Adoption Connection, a Cincinnati-based adoption agency, membership is open to anyone who adopted through any means or agency.

Annual family membership dues are just $40. Membership includes ALL programs—plus monthly discussion groups, educational workshops, holiday party, annual picnic, Celebration of Women Touched by Adoption, and more—AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.

Through discussion groups, educational programs and social activities, member families benefit from the experiences of one another. Activities include an annual holiday party, spring picnic, and summer playgroups. All events are facilitated by a licensed social worker with 20+ years of personal and professional adoption expertise, guiding families as they gain a better understanding of the unique developmental challenges that adoption may present to both child and family.

Benefits of Adoption Support

  • Gain support from others who understand the unique issues faced by adoptive families
  • Benefit from the experience of other members about dealing with challenging issues
  • Learn about resources available in the community that serve adoptive families

Groups, Seminars and Workshops

  • Monthly Adoption Discussion Groups (except July and August)
  • School Presentations to Educators
  • How to Talk Adoption with Children
  • Talking Adoption at School
  • Creating a Lifebook for Your Child
  • Educating Extended Family Members
  • Developmental Stages of Adopted Children

Membership Information

Join our network of adoptive families

Event Calendar

Intertwined Through Adoption: A Celebration of Women

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Trihealth Pavilion | 6200 Pfeiffer Road

RSVP to Julie Eschman, Chair
513-777-9391 or deshman@fuse.net

This event is FREE and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Please join us if you are a Birth Mother, Birth Grandmother, Adoptive Mother, Adoptive Grandmother or Adult Adoptee. Meet and share stories with other women whose lives are touched by adoption. Complete a project that illustrates “my connection to adoption.” Bring family pictures (framed or unframed) to share. Light refreshments will be served.

This event unites and honors the multiple generations intertwined through adoption.

Please Note: Adults only; Babysitting not available.


Join Celebrate Adoption Cincinnati

Membership Information

Family Membership: $40
Contributing Member: $50 (or more)

NEW MEMBERSHIP? Please complete this PDF Form and mail us a check via snail mail.

RENEWING MEMBERSHIP? Please complete this PDF Form and mail us a check via snail mail.

Prefer to pay for your $40 Annual Family Membership (new or renewing) with a credit card?

You can do so via PayPal by clicking the button below. PLEASE NOTE: There is a special instructions box on the PayPal site where we’ve asked for your telephone number, email address and name(s)/age(s) of your child(ren). PLEASE complete that information so we can ensure we have your complete record for our membership files.


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