Europe

Here we list intercountry adoptee led organisations and individuals based in Europe who provide formal post adoption support / aftercare:

Belgium

Miranda Aerts (adoption psychologist)

Renate Aera Van Geel (adoption coaching)

Benoit Vermeerbergen, Genealogical Research (DNA geneologist)

* not adoptee led: the formal Post Adoption supports provided by the Flemish Central Authority for adoptees in Flanders and Brussels. More info here on the Afstammingscentrum.

Direction de l’adoption (ACC) is responsible for post adoption support in Wallonia and Brussels (in French).

Denmark

Adoption Healing Denmark (adoption counselling)

Psykoterapeut i Valby (adoption psychotherapist Jeanette Søm)

* not adoptee led: the Danish post adoption supports can be found here and for those suspecting illegal adoptions, you can reach out here for supports as provided by the Danish Central Authority.

France

Wael Maajoud (adoption psychologist – psychotherapist counselling)

Expat Village (intercultural education and coaching for expat families)

Rajavtar (yoga and art for adoptees)

Germany

Melanie Kleintz (adoption counselling, coaching)

Numaru (adoptee coach, virtual and in-person group support events & retreats)

Issberner Coaching (adoptee coach)

*not adoptee led: in Germany there is one federal Central Authority – the Federal Office of Justice – and 12 Regional Central Authorities. The regional Central Authorities are competent to do root searches. The Federal Office of Justice does not offer root search. The contact details of the German Regional Central Authorities can be found here at their website.

Italy

Margarita S Assettati Centro Adozione Minori e Famiglia (adoption psychologist – psychotherapist)

Prismaluce (adoption psychologist)

Netherlands

Adoption Coach (adoption counselling, coaching, education & training)

Adoptiecoach Soo Bijzonder (counselling, coaching)

Adoptie uit Indonesia (DNA testing made avail to Indonesian mothers)

An Sheela Coaching (adoption coaching)

Asela’s Family Search Service (Sri Lankan family searching support)

Bina Coaching (adoption coaching)

Chilean Adoptees Worldwide (CAW) (Chilean family searching support)

Hartini (adoption coaching)

Geadopteerd en nu (coaching for Chinese & Taiwanese adoptees)

Gewoon Niels (adoption & LGBTI coaching)

Palika (adoption counselling, coaching)

Plan Angel (Colombian family searching support)

Plan Kiskeya Foundation (Haitian DNA search & reunion)

Stichting Mijn Roots (Indonesian family searching)

Sri Lanka Family Project (Sri Lankan DNA searching support)

Tussen Werelden (adoption coaching)

Norway

Bråten Måten (adoption coach)

Sweden

Anna Amazeen (Master of Social Work, psychodynamic therapist)

Anna Elmund (adoption psychologist & psychotherapist)

Hanna Wallensteen (adoption psychologist)

Lovisa Kim (adoption psychotherapist)

Switzerland

Sri Lankan Adoptee Root Search Guide (based in Switzerland, Back to the Roots, Switzerland) in English, French, German

*not adoptee led, this is the formal Post Adoption support website provided by the Swiss Central Authority, in particular, the first attached document is the contacts throughout the 26 cantons who are responsible to provide support and counselling in Search for Origins to adoptees and families.

Other

Born in Lebanon (Lebanese searching support)

Informal Peer Support

For a list of intercountry adoptee led informal peer supports click here.

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