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FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILIES: NOVA Adopt Friends Virtual Parent Peer Support Group

May 17, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Interested in expanding your support network and discussing tools and resources to support your family? Join our support group led by experienced adoptive parents, Elisabeth Zellers and Joan Robbins.

Virtual groups will meet via Google Meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Registration is not required. However, please note the following group rules:

  1. Confidentiality—Members of this group will keep what is shared in this group confidential.  This includes not sharing the identity of the other members present.  This group will not be recorded, and recording is prohibited.
  2. Limitations to the confidentiality rule:  The leaders of this group must report any situations in which a group member expresses an intent to harm themselves or others or in which someone discloses suspected child/elder abuse or neglect.
  3. Respect:  Members of this group will use words and actions to convey mutual respect.

Please find Google Meet link here. We cannot wait to see you!


Joan Robbins

When not co-facilitating foster- and adoptive-parent support groups, Joan volunteers on the board of her condominium community in Herndon and hosts a small book discussion group.  She believes quite firmly that it takes a village to be successful in raising a child and would like to connect with other families in the pursuit of healthy lives and relationships.  In addition, Mental Health and Suicide Awareness are issues near and dear to Joan’s heart.



Elisabeth Zeller

Elisabeth lives in Fairfax, VA with her college sweetheart, now husband, her son (2015), and two dogs. She is a former foster and now adoptive mom who cares deeply about preserving families and supporting parents and youth through the thick of it. In her spare time you will find her behind the lens of a camera, documenting her family stories and journey, enjoying coffee and adventuring with her family.



Contacts: Elisabeth Zellers and Joan Robbins,


May 17, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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