Group Guidelines

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  • We are here to support one another, not “fix” one another. We are primarily listeners and do not serve as a replacement for therapy.
  • Keep our sharing rooted in our own thoughts and feelings based on our own individual experiences.
  • Limit sharing to 3-5 minutes.
  • Confidentiality is a basic requirement. What’s shared in the small group, stays in the small group. The only exception to this rule is if someone poses a threat to themselves or others..
  • If you happen to wear two hats in the adoption equation, (adoptive parent, birth parent AND/OR an adoptee), we ask that you only wear your adoptee “hat” while sharing in the group.
  • There is NO crosstalk. Crosstalk is when two or more individuals engage in conversation that excludes all others. Each person is entitled to express his/her feelings without interruption.
  • Please be courteous while someone is sharing by refraining from cell phone use unless in the case of an emergency.
  • Adoptees Connect respects all attendees’ spiritual beliefs but please  respect that not everyone shares the same beliefs. All are welcome here.
  • Please refrain from soliciting outside products and agendas within the group.

 

 

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