Lending Library

The Adoption Exchange also houses a Lending Library that allows you to borrow books about adoption and adoption issues. The Lending Library carries an extensive selection of materials specific to adoption and foster care available to you at no cost. Many of these materials are not available through public libraries.

The Lending Library topics include:

Children's Books - Drug Exposure - Family Relations - General Adoption - Grief & Trauma Healing - Kinship - Mental Illness - Parenting Advice - Physical/Learning Disabilities - Professionals - Search & Reunion - Sexual Abuse - Special Needs Adoption - Transracial

Support Groups

Name Contact Address Phone & Email Meeting Information
The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA)
Serves 13 Counties (Boone, Cole, Callaway, Osage, Phelps, Maries, Laclede, Miller, Morgan, Camden, Moniteau, Pulaski and Audrain)
DeAnna Alonso (573) 298-0258
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Children’s Home Society of Missouri 1167 Corporate Lake Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
(314) 968-2350 Adoption informational meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration required. Please inquire at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition (FACC) 111 N. 7th Street
4th Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group Serving Camden County Kathy Hodel United Methodist Church
340 W Us Highway 54
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-3363 Ext. 228 Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group Serving Miller, Morgan and Moniteau Counties Angela Watkins Alternating between:
First Assembly of God
1395 NE View St Eldon MO and
First Assembly of God 501 W Hicks St in Versailles MO
573-392-5141, ext. 231 Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
Foster Parent Support Group Meeting – Laclede County Dawn LeFors-Jemes Oasis Worship Center
22044 East Highway 32,
Lebanon, MO
(located on S curve past Copeland on right hand side of road)
417-532-3137 ext. 229
Foster & Adoptive Parents of Mid-MO 7701 Cedar Hills Rd
Ashland, MO 65010
Foster/Adoptive Parents of Mid-Missouri
Boone Foster Parent Support Group
Nathan Schuetze The Crossing Church (573) 825-7724 2nd Thursday of each month 6:30- 8:30 p.m
Midwest Foster Care &, Adoption Association, Inc. 8511 E. 21st St.
Kansas City, MO 64014
Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association (Warren County Chapter – Circuit 12) Cathy Pritchett 103 Morgan Trails Court, Warrenton, MO 63383 314-583-1716
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Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association St. Charles Chapter Rachel Kleinbach 716-704-9235
MO Foster Care & Adoption Association PO Box 277
Cape Fair, MO 65624
Parkland Foster/Adopt Families Support Group Millie Smith 408 North Allen St., Bonne Terre, MO 63628 573-358-3512 Meetings are held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri Adoption Support Groups/Area 3 Stacie Frueh 583 B Ste. Genevieve Drive, St. Genevieve, MO 63670 573-388-3757
St. Louis Arc 1816 Lackland Hill Parkway
Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 817-2285
SW Missouri Foster/Adopt Support Group Angie Swarnes 601 Commercial, Joplin, MO 64801 417-629-3218