BAAS is pleased to be affiliated with several Support groups in the
Bay area. These groups are a great way for adoptive parents to
stay in touch and to support each other on a voluntary basis. Its
also a great way for prospective parents to meet other families to get
- Adoptive Families from Japan
Aki Speed: 650.964.3800
- Bay Area i-child: Families with Children from India
To join go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayarea-ichild and click
join this group button. Information on adopting from India is available
on this site. Families meet monthly at parks on weekends. Most children
are preschoolers; some are school age.
- SOFOSH Families
For families who have adopted from Sofosh in Pune, India to stay in
touch with the group in the Bay area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bay Area Guatemalan Group
Julie Nicholson at email@example.com or join the Yahoo Group BayAreaGuatAdopt.
Families meet the first Sunday of the month at Peninsula parks or the
- Paraguayan Families Group
Maureen O'Halloran: 510.372.8631
- Vietnam Families Group
Paula Levitt: 408.733.4224
FAIR believes all children regardless of age, race or disability deserve
a permanent loving home. Monthly events throughout the Peninsula and
South Bay. BAAS families receive a one year membership to FAIR compliments
of BAAS upon returning home with their child.
- Families with Children from China
- Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)
Valerie Beeman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bay Area Korean Adoption Network (BAKAN)
A community of Bay Area families with children adopted or in the process of adoption from Korea with a place to connect, find resources, share ideas and support and plan local events.