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Birthmothers' Support

Leaders of the Birthmothers’ Support Group have decided that they will conclude group meetings, but the group is willing to provide "soft-shoulder" one-on-one support for birthmothers who reach out to Adoption Network Cleveland, including attending monthly General Discussion Meetings with them.

Anyone in need of support can contact Jennifer Zisk-Vitron, Director of Programs, at (216) 482-2320 or

Birthmother's Day Ceremony

Additionally, Adoption Network Cleveland has, each year since 1993, hosted a Birthmother's Day Ceremony annually on the day before Mother’s Day. The ceremony honors and recognizes all women whose children were placed for adoption. Birthmothers lead the ceremony and share poetry, music and other readings. Other members of the adoption constellation also participate. The event is open to the public. Many family and friends of birthmothers as well as adoptive families attend. Following the ceremony there is a reception and social hour.

This year, the Birthmother Day Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11.

For more information, contact Traci Onders directly at or (216) 482-2323.

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