Community Resources

Birth Family Search:
Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (G.O.A.’L)
10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Adoptee Organizations (United States)
AdopSource
Adoption Links DC (ALDC)
Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland
AK Connection (Minnesota)
AKA San Fransico (AKASF)
Also-Known-As, Inc.
Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington (AAAW)
Boston Korean Adoptees (BKA)
Connect-A-Kid 
Korean Adult Adoptees of Arizona (KAAA)
Korea Adoptee Association of Philadelphia (KAAP)
Korean Adoptees of Hawai’i (KAHI)
Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KAtCH)
Korean Adoptees of Greater Las Vegas (KAGLV)
Mixed Roots Foundation
Utah Korean Adoptees (UKA)

Adoptee Organizations (Korea)
Adoptee Solidarity Korea (ASK)
KoRoot
Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (GOA’L)
Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoptee Community of Korea (TRACK)

Adoptee Organizations (International)
Adopted Koreans’ Association (Sweden) 
Arierang (The Netherlands) 
International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA)
Korea Klubben (Denmark) 
KOR.I.A. (Italy) 
Koreaklubben (Norway) 
Racines Coreennes (France)

Adoptee Films:
Resilience
Adopted the Movie
First Person Plural
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
A Brand New Life
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Off and Running
My Father
Closure

Publications:
Dual Citizenship
The Language of Blood

Fugitive Visions
Outsiders Within
The Dari Project
Trail of Crumbs

Mental Health:
HOTLINES
Didi Hirsch Crisis Line/Suicide Prevention Hotline 24 hrs/7 days: (877) 727-4747
Counseling and referrals mainly for those with suicidal thoughts, but will still talk to someone in crisis.

Community Helpline: (877) 541-2525
Confidential crisis listening, information and referral hotline, if suicidal, they refer to suicide hotline.
“Warm Line” in a crisis. **Hours: 7am – 10pm, 7 days/week

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Line: (800) 854-7771
Free confidential mental health information for adults/children, outpatient mental health referrals for Medi-Cal, uninsured and a sliding fee scale. Offers crisis evaluations of someone who wants to hurt oneself or others. Offers interpreters. ** Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Teen Line : (310) 855-HOPE
Toll free in CA: (800) TLC-TEEN
Confidential peer counseling hotline operated by teens for teens coping with everyday concerns as well as abuse, suicidal thoughts, violence, AIDS, gangs, pregnancy, substance abuse and many more.
** Hours: 6pm to 10pm, every night.

Private Practice

Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adoption

Treatment Orientation:

  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Contact Information:
595 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 305
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 671-4059
Specialties:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adoption

Treatment Orientation:

  • Attachment-based
  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Contact Information:
3171 Los Feliz Blvd
Suite 208E
Los Angeles, California 90039
(310) 845-6975
Specialties:
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Relationship Issues

Treatment Orientation:

  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family/Marital
  • Goal oriented
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Contact Information:
9107 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(424) 260-2975

Community Resources:
AdoptCONNECT

AdoptCONNECT has joined with Five Acres to continue providing a monthly adoption support group in Pasadena. AdoptCONNECT is facilitated by adoption professionals, Lesli Johnson, MFT and Angela Gee, MFT who have been leading adoption support groups at Five Acres since February 2013. The mission of AdoptCONNECT is to provide a place for the Adoption and Foster Care community to come together and share stories, ideas and concerns in a safe enviornment. It is a place to express feelings, process grief and loss, give and get support and build lasting connections.

AdoptCONNECT is a free monthly support group for all members of the adoption and foster care community: adult adoptees, birth/first parents, adoptive parents, waiting parents, former foster youth, foster parents and legal guardians.

Group meets every THIRD Thursday of each month
7-9pm
Five Acres Zeilstra Centra
747 W. Mountain View Street
Altadena, CA 91101
(Please park behind the building)

AdoptCONNECT is a drop in group and there is no need to RSVP

For more information please contact:
310-614-1867 or lesliajohnson@gmail.com

Celia Center
Provides child and adult counseling, individual therapy and psychotherapy for:

  • Adoption
  • Foster care
  • Family Issues
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • AD / HD
  • Trauma / Critical Incidents
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety

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