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The Adoption Community of New England (ACONE), a program of RFK Community Alliance, was founded in 1967 in Massachusetts as the Open Door Society. ACONE has always been committed to the right of every child to a safe and permanent home and to helping all persons touched by adoption to feel empowered.

If you have been touched by adoption or foster care or would like to learn more about them, you have come to the right place.

Adoption Community of New England (ACONE)

ACONE is not a child placement service; rather it educates, supports, and advocates on behalf of all members of the adoption constellation: birth/first/original parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and extended family members. It assists people through all stages of their adoption-related experience by means of seminars, workshops, support groups, policy statements, legislative advocacy, and other measures. ACONE also works cooperatively with adoption professionals and agencies to accomplish these goals.

ACONE Trainings

Come learn the basics of baby care for pre-adoptive parents!
• Next Date: TBD
• Location: Zoom
• Fee: $50/person

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This seminar for prospective adopters covers all of the beginning information you need to make educated decisions about adoption. Presentation and resource materials cover making the decision to adopt. Topics include: Starting the process; Choosing an agency; Application and required documents; The home study; Criteria for selection of families; Lifelong process; Adoption language; Core Issues of Adoption; Adoption options: Domestic, Intercountry, Adoption from Foster Care; Open adoption; Contact agreements; Confidential adoption; Needs of children; References and Resources
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• Meeting Time:
First Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm
(Summer break in July and August)
• Location: Zoom
• Fee: $25/person

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This is a new monthly online support group for adult adoptees co-led by Jean McNulty (Educator and Adoptee) and Judith MacMunn (LICSW Adoption Competent Therapist and Adoptive Mom). This group meets once a month and the format of the meeting will come together with participation from the attendees.

• Meeting Time: The last Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30PM (EST)
• Location:
Zoom (info below)
• Fee:

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Meeting ID: 882 0412 7586

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If you have questions or want more information, please reach out.


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