Too often, adoptive parents of color find their voices drowned out by parents who have adopted children of color across racial lines, sitting through discussions of issues that don't seem relevant to them - or being put in the position of educating transracial adoptive parents or being asked to speak for all people of color. Pact is committed to providing supportive spaces that meet the needs of adoptive parents of color (and their parenting partners).

Feel free to contact Malaika Parker, Pact's Family of Color Specialist, if you have ideas about how we can serve the community even better.

Online Affinity Group for Adoptive Parents of Color (only)

This group is for adoptive (and pre-adoptive) parents of color exclusively. Parents who share with their adopted children the experience of being a person of color can join this community for discussion and support around raising strong, happy children of color. This is a chance to exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others who share your experience and understand your family. Members of this group are parenting children who share their own race; the discussion does not include advice about parenting across racial lines.

Register to join this group » (Pact membership required)

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Online Affinity Group for Adoptive Parents of Color (and their parenting partners)

This group is for adoptive (and pre-adoptive) parents of color and their parenting partners of any race. Adoptive parents in families where at least one parent is a person of color can join this multiracial community for discussion and support around parenting issues related to adoption and race. Adoptive parents of color are welcome to join this group and/or the group described above. In this group, parents of different races are negotiating relationships with both adults and children in the family who may or may not share their own racial identity.

Register to join this group » (Pact membership required)

About Online Affinity Groups: You are welcome to join more than one group. Pact staff members monitor but generally do not participate in parents' online discussions (except as parents themselves) unless comments are made that are inflammatory or violate Pact's principles (see Overview & Mission).

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