An interracial adoptive family with their toddler Pact currently has several active Regional Member-Run Family Support Groups, which you can join. Regional support groups are organized and led by adoptive parents who are Pact members. These groups allow adopted children of color to meet and play with other children with similar experiences and family structures, while their parents discuss issues and exchange information.

If you are interested in starting a new group or having your existing group become a Pact Regional Affiliate, find out more.


California

Bay Area - Greater San Francisco Area

Because Pact’s headquarters are in this area we offer special programing as well as online and face-to-face meet up opportunities available to Pact families in the area. Check out our offerings for educational workshops, regional gatherings as well as online groups for adopted children of color and their families.

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Kaleidoscope - Southern California

A community of SoCal adopted children of color and their families gathers in the greater Los Angeles area for social and educational opportunities. The goal is to facilitate the healthy identity development and self-esteem of our children so they will not feel alone in their journey and experience of adoption, race, and family in all its many forms. Kaleidoscope holds regularly scheduled gatherings for casual playdates, as well as bi-yearly educational events that include organized programming for adults and children. Kaleidoscope was started by members of Pact, An Adoption Alliance and pursues programing consistent with their mission to serve children of color in adoption.

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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Maine

Multiracial Adoptive Family Collaborative of Maine

A group of transracial adoptive families created in 2009, including families formed through domestic and international adoption. The mission is to build a community for multiracial adoptive families through friendship, education and support. Offerings in southern Maine include family gatherings, educational workshops, book and film discussions, and support groups. Members also receive a monthly newsletter. The group welcomes traditional, single-parent and LGBT families.

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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Maryland/Virginia/DC

Washington DC Metro Families with Adopted Children of Color

Formed by adoptive parents who have adopted African American, Latino and Asian children for social and educational support as they work to help their children develop healthy identity and self-esteem. The goal is to create community for parents and children, so that they know they will not feel alone in the journey of exploring adoption, race and family. This group welcomes both same-race and transracial adoptive families.

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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New Jersey

Montclair-Bloomfield Area Adoptive Families with African American Children

A group of families connecting since 2006, most of whom have adopted African American children gather in Montclair for social and educational support as they work to nurture their children's development of healthy identity and self-esteem. Regular meetings in local parks are scheduled for families where both children and parents get to connect along with occasional adult-only activities. 

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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New York

Adoptive Families with Children of African Heritage and their Friends (AFCAF/NYC)

A New York City parent run group of adoptive transracial families and their friends and allies, which began in 2011. Most of their families consist of white parents with children adopted from the African American community and from the African diaspora outside the US. Their friends and allies are black adult adoptees, black adoptive families, and supportive members of the black community. The group welcomes ‘traditional’, single parent, gay, lesbian, transgender families. This group honors the first parents as lifegivers to their children and support open relationships with them.

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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