Adult Adoptee Support Group: ACE

This post was written by Adoption STAR Intake Specialist and leader of ACE, Zack Fried.

Adult adoptees share the common fact that they were adopted, but their stories truly differ. ACE (Adoption Circle of Experience) is a great way to share these different stories with one another. ACE is a support group for adult adoptees, 18 and up, to come together and share their experiences.

Led by Zack Fried, an adoptee himself, the group is very much for every adoptee. ACE is an outlet to share anything and everything with those who will understand. Whether positive or bumpy stories, whether one laughs or cries during their story, one can truly find a sounding board and much comfort in ACE.

The group meets a few times a year, and is always welcoming of new members. There is no fee to be a part of ACE, and one can share as much or as little as they are comfortable with to other members of the group.

ACE’s next meeting will take place Monday September 22 from 6pm-7:30pm at the Adoption STAR office, which is located at 47 Plaza Dr. Williamsville, NY, 14221. To join ACE or to find out more information contact Zack by either calling (716) 639-3900 or email