Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents & DNA Discoveries
As an organization founded by an adoptee, Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection has always been committed to providing services for adoptees and their families.
Our programs for Adult Adoptees, Birthparents, and those with DNA discoveries provide information, support, education, and advocacy. Adoptive families of adult adoptees are welcome too. The goal of all of these activities is to help those we serve to find an understanding community to provide healing.
Adoption Network Cleveland provides resources, from our organization and the community, which can be helpful for adult adoptees, birth parents and families, and those with DNA discoveries as well as offering guidance, support, and specific services. These services include:
Support and guidance for those wishing to conduct a search for birth family
A safe space for members of the adoption constellation and those with DNA discoveries to share perspectives and receive support
Support for birth parents as they travel through their journey
Service to help individuals recognize and overcome obstacles to meeting their life goals
Phone and email support on adoption, DNA, kinship, and foster care topics
Resources for adult adoptees, birth parents, and those with DNA discoveries
For additional questions about how we can support you, please contact one of our Adult Adoptee, Birth Parent & DNA Discoveries staff members:
Traci Onders, Search Specialist – Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents & DNA Discoveries (Search & DNA Assistance, Helpline)
Deborah Wentz, Program Associate – Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents & DNA Discoveries (Birth Parent Support, Birth Mothers' Day Ceremony)
Betsie Norris, Executive Director (General Discussion Meetings)
Jennifer Zisk-Vitron, Director of Programs (Life Coaching)