Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle (AFFGS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support and educational group that includes families formed through all types of adoptions and families waiting to adopt. We embrace all ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds as well as all types of adoptions. We are 100% volunteer supported and we are not affiliated with any adoption agency or religious organization. Our goal is to empower adoptive families through community. AFFGS offers a wide … (Read More)
Single Parent Adoption
Many single parents adopt children privately or from the U.S. foster care system as well as from other countries. In this section you will find resources on single-parent adoption.
Some families may be subject to more public scrutiny if family members differ from "traditional" families or when adopted people are of a different race, culture, or ethnicity than one or both of their adoptive parents. These families may face some unique challenges as children, youth, and young adults search their identity.
Many different types of families adopt. Find resources for specific types of adoptive families, including single parents, families formed by second-parent adoption, families with stepparents, transracial/transcultural families, kinship or relative families, military families, foster families and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) families. Any of these families may adopt a child of a different race or culture from themselves, thus also becoming transracial/transcultural families.
Same Sex Couples
Many gay and lesbian families adopt children domestically as well as through intercountry adoption. In this section you will find information and resources regarding adoption by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) families.
Who Are We
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle was formed by several families built through adoption who recognized a need for more support and unity through the adoption process and beyond.
***Starting in 2015, AWAIT is moving to the 4th Monday in Jan & Feb, 3rd Monday for the remainder of the year***
If you have questions about these meetings or simply want more information, please email the AWAIT Facilitator