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1-918-749-4600

​Find us: 

7335 S. Lewis Ave, Suite 204

Tulsa, OK 74136

Finding support as a parent is so important.  These groups allow for open discussions for adoptive parents to share and get feedback.

Currently we have parent support groups in Tulsa at different times of the year.  If you are interested please contact rfloyd@dillondopt.com.

Parent Groups

Peer support is so important for teenagers.  Not feeling alone and having others to speak with that understand how they feel can create healing and a safe place to discuss identity topics.

Currently we have groups in:

Kansas City, KS

Little Rock, AR

Oklahoma City, OK

St. Louis, MO

Tulsa, OK 

Teen Groups

During the pre-teen years, your child is now starting to explore language around emotions and identity.  These groups were created to assist your child in the beginning stages of language discovery and identity awareness.  We focus on fun and out of the box learning experiences.

Currently we have groups in:

Kansas City, KS

Little Rock, AR

Oklahoma City, OK

St. Louis, MO

Tulsa, OK 

Pre-teen Groups

Parent Groups

ADOPTION

Support and Solutions Group

Are you in the process of adopting?  Have you already adopted?

WHEN

TBA

 

WHERE

Dillon International
7335 South Lewis Ave, Suite 210
Tulsa, OK

Register

No need to RSVP, just come as you can!

“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” 
– Helen Keller

 

What this group offers:

 

Support
Education
Resources
Validation
Solutions
Relationships
Guidance
Hope

 

ACTIVITIES

 

This FREE group meets to offer supportive listening and education on parenting children who joined their family by adoption. All are welcome to attend, both before or after your child arrives home. Each meeting begins with an education segment and guided discussion.

This is a safe place to share your challenges and successes. The meetings are led by professional counselors and follow group guidelines. Privacy and confidentiality of group members are respected.

CONTACT

Rachel Floyd  918-749-4600

 

 

What this group offers:

 

Support
Validation
Identity
Relationships
Guidance
Hope

Teen Groups

Dillon recognizes that adoption brings with it many lifelong issues and challenges.  Especially during the teen years, adoptees want a chance to share their feelings and experiences with other adoptees.  That is why Dillon is starting a teen support group.

WHO

Any teen adopted internationally, domestically or through foster care ages 13 to 17 is welcome to attend.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We want to make sure that our groups are available to all those that desire to attend.  If it is cost that is prohibiting you from joining please contact our Development Department to learn more about our scholarship program.

CONTACT

Lisa Wiedenhaupt, MSW  918-748-5603

Kansas City, KS

Next Group:

December 14, 2019

10AM - Noon

Attachment and Trauma Therapy Center

6400 W 110th St.

Suite 202

Overland Park, KS 66211

The Kansas City Teen Group is held four times a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means teens are welcome to join for just one session or all four!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

Ages:  13-17 years old

Cost:  $35.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Little Rock, AR

Next Group:

Sept. 21

Jan. 18, 2020

April 25

1PM to 3PM

St. James United Methodist Church

321 Pleasant Valley Dr.

Little Rock, AR 72212

The Little Rock Teen Group is held four times a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means teens are welcome to join for just one session or all four!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

Ages:  13-17 years old

Cost:  $40.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Oklahoma City, OK

Next Group:

Jan. - May

Second Tuesday of each month

7PM t0 8:30PM

Qual Springs Baptist Church
14613 N May Ave 
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

The Oklahoma City group is held for 5 month sessions.  Each session is a stand alone, which means teens are welcome to join for just one session or all five!  We have found these groups are most successful when families commit to all 5 sessions.  Allowing relationships to form and teens to feel trust to be open to share. 

 

Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

Ages:  13-17 years old

Cost:  $25.00 per session or $125 for 5 month program

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

St. Louis, MO

Next Group:

May 18, 2019

1PM to 3PM

Riverside Church

9440 Big Bend Blvd

Webster Grove, MO 63119

The St. Louis Teen Group is held twice a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means teens are welcome to join for just one session or both!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

Ages:  13-17 years old

Cost:  $35.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Tulsa, OK

Five Month Program:

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

6PM to 7:30PM

Dillon International Headquarters

7335 S. Lewis Ave, Suite 210

Tulsa, OK 74136

The Tulsa Teen Group is a five session program.  Each session is a stand alone but to help with building relationships with those in the group we offer it in five session increments.  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

If you missed the first session you are still welcome to join!  We have found if possible the more consistent the group can be the greater the bond between participants.  These programs are offered in both the spring and the fall, giving a break during the summer months.

Ages:  13-17 years old

Cost:  $60.00 per five session program

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

 

WHY ATTEND?

  • Make new friends

  • Develop relationships with trusted adults who are adoptees or work in the field of international adoption

  • Enhance self-confidence and self-identity

  • Participate in group activities to learn strategies and techniques for handling adopted-related questions

  • Ask questions in a welcoming, safe environment

  • Get a better  sense of who they are

Pre-Teen Groups

Dillon recognizes that adoption brings with it many lifelong issues and challenges.  Dillon has found the pre-teen age is when children are trying to discover language to express the feelings they may be having.  The pre-teen group focuses on going over topics around the adoption in a more general term.  Introducing topics to your child at an age appropriate level. 

WHO

Any pre-teen adopted internationally, domestically or through foster care.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We want to make sure that our groups are available to all those that desire to attend.  If it is cost that is prohibiting you from joining please contact our Development Department to learn more about our scholarship program.

CONTACT

Lisa Wiedenhaupt, MSW  918-748-5603

Kansas City, KS

Next Group:

December 14, 2019

Session 1:  8-10 AM

Session 2:  1-3 PM

Attachment and Trauma Therapy Center

6400 W 110th St.

Suite 202

Overland Park, KS 66211

The Kansas City pre-teen Group is held four times a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means participants are welcome to join for just one session or all four!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other pre-teens in the group.  

Ages:  10 - 13 years old

Cost:  $35.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Little Rock, AR

Next Group:

9:30AM to Noon

Sept. 21

Jan. 18, 2020

April 25

St. James United Methodist Church

321 Pleasant Valley Dr.

Little Rock, AR 72212

The Little Rock Pre-Teen Group is held four times a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means participants are welcome to join for just one session or all four!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other pre-teens in the group.  

Ages:  8-12 years old

Cost:  $40.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Oklahoma City, OK

Next Group:

Jan. - May

Second Tuesday of each month

6PM to 7:30PM

Qual Springs Baptist Church
14613 N May Ave 
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

The Oklahoma City group is held for 5 month sessions.  Each session is a stand alone, which means pre-teens are welcome to join for just one session or all five!  We have found these groups are most successful when families commit to all 5 sessions.  Allowing relationships to form and pre-teens to feel trust to be open to share. 

 

Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other teens in the group.  

Age:  8-12 years old

Cost:  $25.00 per session or $125 for 5 month program

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

St. Louis, MO

Next Group:

May 18, 2019

9AM - Noon

Riverside Church

9440 Big Bend Blvd

Webster Grove, MO 63119

The St. Louis Pre-Teen Group is held twice a year.  Each session is a stand alone, which means participants are welcome to join for just one session or both!  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other pre-teens in the group.  

Ages:  8-12 years old

Cost:  $35.00 per session

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.

Tulsa, OK

Six Month Program:

Oct. 25

Nov. 8

Dec. 13

Jan. 10, 2020

Feb. 21

March 27

Dillon International Headquarters

7335 S. Lewis Ave, Suite 210

Tulsa, OK 74136

The Tulsa Pre-teen Group is a six session program.  Each session is a stand alone but to help with building relationships with those in the group we offer it in six session increments.  Each session we will discuss topics on identity, birth family, race, and other adoption related topics.  We will also allow time for games and hangout with other pre-teens in the group.  

If you missed the first session you are still welcome to join!  We have found if possible the more consistent the group can be the greater the bond between participants.  These programs are offered Oct. - March every year.

Ages:  8-12 years old

Each group will be held on Friday night from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.  

Cost:  $150.00 per six session program

The fee includes registration, facilitator fee, and activities.