Growing Hope

A Group for Adoptive and Foster Families (Kinship, Domestic, & International) in the Greater Sacramento Region.

Growing Hope is located in El Dorado Hills, California on the campus of Vintage Grace. We are dedicated to the support of adoptive and foster families in the Greater Sacramento region by providing community, education and resources.

Our Vision Statement

Every foster and adoptive family is equipped and supported to provide healing care for their families.

Our Mission Statement

To bring hope and healing to foster and adoptive families by providing professionally moderated training including education and access to resources, in a mutually supportive community.

Who is this for?

Foster, adoptive, and kinship families

Date / Time

1st TUESDAY of every month, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Snacks provided for children and light refreshments for adults.


Vintage Grace
931 Lassen Ln.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(Next Steps Room)




Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email Mia Reed at

Childcare Provided?

Yes. Childcare available but limited. Please RSVP on or before the Friday immediately before the scheduled meeting.

Additional Details
  • 6:30-8PM:
    Topical discussion for parents led by LMFT or a guest speaker.
  • 6:30-8PM:
    Structured childcare with RSVP

The support group starts with a structured time of education on trauma, and learning new tools for healing the whole child and family. We conclude each night with a group discussion. The goal is for each parent to leave feeling heard and to experience connection with other adoptive parents while learning new skills and acquiring resources.

Upcoming Events

Growing Hope Leadership

Charlotte Fritz has been a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist for over a decade, specializing in families who have fostered/adopted children. She is trained in trauma informed therapy, and also trained in Brainspotting and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). She teaches TBRI caregiver training classes with The Alliance, a local non-profit serving vulnerable families.

Most importantly, she and her husband have been blessed to be parents of two children adopted from foster care, where they have gained most of their education. Charlotte has co-led the Growing Hope Support Group since 2017, providing the monthly educational component of the group. She also homeschools her children and loves to garden and read.

Mia Reed co-leads and supports Growing Hope Support Group handling communication, social media and resources for families. Mia and her husband Jeff adopted two children from LA County foster care. After moving here from Long Beach, and desperate for community and support, she began attending Heart to Heart in Roseville. Her desire to see a group in El Dorado County aligned with a few others and Growing Hope was born in November of 2017.

She is passionate about music and plays drums and violin at her church. Traveling, art, photography, and international food gives her tremendous joy.  Weekly date nights with her husband is always a highlight in her week. With her background as an ESL Adult Education Teacher, she now supports Adult Education regionally and at the state level doing social media marketing.

Heidi Burger is dedicated to empowering families who have foster/adopted children. Her desire to support families stems from her own journey as an adoptive mom when traditional parenting techniques exacerbated challenges with attachment. As facilitator of Growing Hope, she helps to provide a supportive and safe culture where each person can feel heard and experience connection.

Some of Heidi’s favorites include: holding hands with her husband, treasuring moments with her three adult children, visiting with friends over a cup of coffee, traveling, photography, and FAMILY! In addition, Heidi enjoys helping create beautiful home environments through her work as an Interior Designer.