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Cleveland, OH 44120

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We recognize adoption as a complex, lifelong, and intergenerational journey with ongoing impact for all those whose lives are touched by it.


Our Next Monday Evening Speaker Series Presentation

Monday, October 3

8:00-9:00 pm ET

Self-Love & Forgiveness: A Path Towards Healing My Inner Wound presented by Danielle Gaudette

In this talk, Danielle will share her adoption story, the psychological and emotional unraveling that she experienced after her reunion with her birth mother, and how she dedicated herself to the process of healing her heart. Although the healing journey is an ongoing one, filled with ups and downs, awakenings, and transformation, Danielle will share the tools that helped her on this path – tools that she has, in turn, been teaching for the last twenty years to students across the country who wish to go within and cultivate more loving, forgiving, and harmonious relationships with themselves.


Together we build community and help create a brighter future.

Our Mission

Adoption Network Cleveland connects and empowers individuals, organizations, and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, providing a source of healing for those in need since 1988.

See how Adoption Network Cleveland changes lives.

  • -Phillip T.
    -Phillip T.

    “Connecting with her birth family, exploring and engaging with other adoptees in the community, and the relationship my wife has with Adoption Network personally have given her more than I can even express and gave us the foundation to continue onward with our own little family.”

On the Blog

The facilitators of our Birth Mother Support Group, Lindsey and Nikki, shared a bit about what brought them to Adoption Network Cleveland and why they chose to be volunteer facilitators. Our Birth Mother Support Group provides a safe and supportive environment to help with the complexities that are often part of the adoption experience. The meetings are open to birth mothers connected by the lifelong journey of adoption and are an opportunity for birth mothers to encourage one another in their healing process through discussion and interaction.

Barbara and Dan were our original virtual General Discussion Meeting facilitators. They began hosting an online meeting for Adoption Network Cleveland long before Zoom became a household name and the pandemic shut down forced service organizations to rethink how they might continue to serve their populations. Because of Barbara and Dan's experience and guidance, Adoption Network Cleveland General Discussion Meetings were able to make the transition to a virtual format smoothly. We are grateful to have them both as volunteer facilitators! In this blog, they both share a little about why they chose to become volunteer facilitators.

A nagging doubt led Sara to confirm through DNA testing whether or not the man who raised her was her biological father. When she confirmed that he was not, it led her life on a journey she didn't expect.