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Wisconsin Adoption Support Group Episode 1

This conversation explores the topic of adoption and working with individuals who have been adopted. The speakers, Kristen Holmes and Lauri Budzynski, share their backgrounds and experiences working with foster care, kinship care, and adoption. They discuss the challenges of identity formation, attachment trauma, and ambiguous loss that adoptees may face. The conversation also highlights the importance of support groups for adoptive parents and the need for a safe space to discuss the complexities of adoption. The conversation explores the importance of workshops and support for transitions, building a support system and accessing resources, expanding support beyond Milwaukee County, and contacting Shoreside Therapies for information.

And join Kristen and Lauri in a monthly free adoption support group

  • Adoption work involves addressing the challenges of identity formation, attachment trauma, and ambiguous loss.
  • Support groups can provide a safe space for adoptive parents to share their experiences and seek support.
  • Understanding the unique needs and experiences of adoptees is crucial for adoption-competent therapy.
  • Transracial adoption requires open conversations about culture, ethnicity, and identity. Workshops and support groups can provide valuable guidance and resources during transitions.
  • Building a support system is crucial for adoptees and their families, and accessing resources such as IEPs and 504 plans can be beneficial.
  • Support groups like Shoreside Therapies are not limited to Milwaukee County and can provide virtual support to individuals across Wisconsin.
  • To learn more about the services and support offered by Shoreside Therapies, visit their website or contact them directly.

Contact Kristen

Kristen Holmes, MS, LPC

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Kristen Holmes, MS, LPC

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(414) 391-5076

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4530 N Oakland Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53211

Contact Lauri

Lauri Budzynski, MA, LPC, NCC

Ready to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation?

Lauri Budzynski, MA, LPC, NCC

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(414) 563-7329

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4530 N Oakland Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53211

Contact Laurie

Laurie Groh

Ready to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation?

Laurie Groh, MS, LPC, SAS

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(262) 289-1519

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1429 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee WI, 53202