Therapeutic Writing for Adoptive Parents and Parents-to-Be:


Parenthood — whether we’re anticipating and planning, or already in the thick of it —can sometimes be hard to wrap our heads and hearts around. Putting words to complex and amorphous thoughts and feelings can be challenging. In this group, we’ll explore our internal experiences around adoptive parenthood through short writing exercises — such as a letter to your child’s birth parent, or an imagining of how your life will be with a child — complemented by discussion and optional sharing. You will have an opportunity to explore these issues with like-minded peers and to learn from one another’s experiences, perspectives and wisdom.

Adoptive parents-to-be at any stage of the process and adoptive parents of children of any ages are warmly welcome. Just bring an open mind, a creative spirit, and a desire for self-reflection and discovery.

This group will be facilitated by Sarah Saffian LMSW, MFA, adoptee, author of Ithaka, and memoir teacher at Sarah Lawrence and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

For additional information about this group, contact Emily Morgan at or 609-737-8750, or register here:

Based in Pennington, NJ