The Austin Council on Adoptable Children is a support group for adoptive families.

COAC of Texas partners with adoptive families on their journey by providing a supportive community, information and resources, and opportunities for meaningful advocacy.

Meeting Time:

We meet on the second Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30.

Bring the Kids!

We offer free childcare as well as a Teen Group, led by a licensed professional counselor.

Meeting Place:

We meet at 14000 Summit Drive (Department of Family and Protective Services Office)

Parents Supporting Parents

Through the years, the goals and purposes of the Austin Council on Adoptable Children (COAC) have adapted to meet the needs of its membership. We have been here for families in crisis. We have been here to celebrate victories. We have been here to offer shoulders to cry on. And we are here for you. Come and share your challenges and parenting joys. Learn more about behaviors and parenting techniques that work when parenting children who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Come join us as we work together to build strong families!

What We Offer

  • Monthly support group with an experienced facilitator
  • Friendship, resources, and support
  • Quality speakers
  • Support to attend adoption-related conferences
  • Network of other families to consult
  • Free childcare and a support group for teens

Become a Member

Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings. To be added to our mailing list to receive meeting email reminders and occasional updates, please contact us at Your email and contact information will be kept confidential.To be an official COAC member: $10 annual membership dues can be brought to any meeting.


Founded by adoptive parents in 1974, the North American Council on Adoptable Children works to ensure all children in foster care have permanent, loving families and adoptive families have the support they need.

Our Mission: NACAC supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.

Austin COAC Council on Adoptable Children is a non-profit organization established in 1973. We are adoptive parents supporting each other...

Our Leaders:

Mary Brush

President, Secretary, Media Director

Jennifer Allcorn

Vice President

Sandra Dush


Our Facilitators:

Tammy Linseisen

Adult Group Facilitator

Kelley Broadaway

Teen Group Facilitator

We would love to see you! So come join us!

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