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Maryland Support Groups

There are two different types of support groups in Southern California-- Peer-led Support Groups and Professionally-led Support Groups.

 Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at

Ellicott City
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Host: Carol Kinloch
Please contact Tarah Mendez at before attending your first meeting. 

General Infertility Couples Support Group

Meets on the third Thursday of the month
Location: Hanover, MD
Please contact Tarah Mendez at before attending your first meeting. There is currently a wait list to join this group, please contact Tarah to add your name to the list. Consider starting your own support group, click here to learn more.

Howard County
Adoption Support Group
Meets the second Sunday of each month 6:00PM-7:30PM
The Adoption Support Groups offer support to woman only who have an interest in, or are in the process of adopting. Whether you are currently thinking about adopting or are in the waiting process, this group offers you the opportunity to connect with others in various stages of the adoption journey. This group will provide general information, address questions and concerns about adoption, and explore the emotional implications of adoption. Please contact Tarah Mendez at before attending your first meeting.

Montgomery County
Living Well with POI/POF and Infertility Support Group

Meeting dates vary.
Location: Various restaurants in Montgomery County metro area
Host: Elena
Please contact Elena at before attending your first meeting.

Princess Ann
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00PM
Location: Princess Anne, MD
Host: Charissa
Please contact Charissa at 410.845.6225 before attending your first meeting. 

Severna Park
Child Free Living Peer-led Support Group

Meeting dates vary.
Location: Panera Bread, Waugh Chapel, Crofton, MD
Host: Jacqueline
Please contact Jacqueline at before attending your first meeting to get meeting time.

General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenuem Towson, MD 21204
Host: Neferterria "Neffie" Reubel-Simpson 
Please contact Tarah Mendez at before attending your first meeting.

 Professionally-led Support Group

Professionally-Led support groups are led by trained and licensed therapists who specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involve fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

North Bethesda
"Healing Infertility" Mind/Body Group
Meets on Mondays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Led by Katherine Hannon, LCPC at or 301.401.8704
This ten-week Mind Body Group, teaches you a toolbox of techniques to alleviate the stress that accompanies the crisis of infertility to help you feel whole and balanced. Topics include relaxation and self-soothing skills, varieties of self-care, negative emotions and thoughts, healing the feminine identity and sexuality, repairing damaged relationships and creating supportive ones. Cost: $30 per session. Many insurance plans accepted—please check with group leader about your specific coverage. RSVP required. Group starts when five women have registered. Please contact Katherine Hannon, group leader, to be included on the list. Date and evening may change to accommodate more members. This is a professionally-led support group.