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An interracial adoptive family International adoption, also referred to as inter-country adoption or transnational adoption, means a child who is born in one country is adopted by a family from another country. Every child who is adopted internationally deserves to take pride in the development of a dual identity and multicultural or multiracial perspective on life. Articles include personal stories of international adoption from birth parents and adoptive parents as well as adoptees, along with an exploration of relevant parenting strategies, and legal, political, transracial, and transcultural issues.

Pact offers services that support adopted children and youth, many of whom are internationally adopted, and we offer education to adoptive parents to help them understand their children’s needs. Pact offers support for adopted tweens and teens of color, and their non-adopted siblings, and we have a well-developed program for adopted children and youth of all ages at our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, which is also attended by many adult adoptees. Many adopted adult get involved with our programs as speakers and mentors. Pact supports parents through our online chat groups, our educational workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, one-on-one consultations, and regional parent-organized affiliates in Northern California, Southern California, and throughout the U.S. Become a member of Pact to take advantage of all these resources and to receive our newsletter, Pact’s Point of View, which features many articles on the intersection of adoption, parenting, and race. Pact members receive a discount at our online bookstore, which features great reads on adoption, parenting, and race carefully selected for both adults and kids of all ages. We also recommend blogs and other online resources that we believe have the very best advice and information for adoptive families of children of color about adoption, race, and parenting.

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International/Transnational Adoption Videos

International Adoptions and Connecting to a Local Community

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Are There Differences Between Culture, Ethnicity, and Race?

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The Importance of Living in a Diverse Community

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Acknowledging White Privilege in Interracial Adoption

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Considering Transracial Adoption Four Questions to Ask Yourself

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