Tulsa Pre-Teen Group

Session 1: October 13, 2017
Where: Dillon Office, 7335 S. Lewis, Suite 210
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Topic: Get to Know Ya
Parent session will be held concurrently. Please work with your children about how to share their adoption story.

Session 2: November 3
Where: Location to be announced by October meeting
When: 6:30 pm to 7:30 am Saturday, Nov. 4
Topic: Teasing & Bullying/ WISE Up/SAFE
This is our annual lock-in party. We will deal with teasing, bullying and the incessant questions adoptees tend to be asked.

Session 3: December 1
Where: Dillon Office
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Topic: Race & Identity
We will start this week with a cultural jeopardy game that will have cultural questions for each of the birth countries from the children in the group. We will also ask children to share their adoption story with the group if they feel comfortable.

Session 4: January 19, 2018
Where: Dillon Office
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Topic: Birth Family and Loss
We will touch upon the possible reasons birth parents in different countries make an adoption plan. We will discuss losses the children may have experienced, who has helped them with those losses and how they overcame these losses.

Session 5: February 9
Where: Dillon Office
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Topic: Who Am I? Family Tree Remix
In this session, we will discuss different types of families and approaches to the traditional family tree activity at school.

Session 6: March 9
Where: Dillon Office
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Topic: Wrap it Up!
We will conclude the sessions with a party and meal. Each child will receive a gift. This is a surprise for your child, so mum’s the word! Parent session will be held concurrently

Who is invited

Internationally or domestically adopted pre-teens between the ages of 8 (by October 1, 2017) to 12 (on October 1, 2017).

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 a better sense of who they are

Cost per participant

The fee will be updated when registration opens in the fall. The fee includes registration, group picture, lock-in, group t-shirt, activities, arts and crafts, and snacks.

If you need a scholarship for your pre-teen to attend, contact our Development Department.


We are here to serve you. Email LSS Staff or call us at 918-749-4600.


Please register on the form below.