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Too often adoption is pathologized as a “problem,” but the better approach is to understand it as an issue, not good or bad, but simply “normal” under the circumstance of adoption. Adoption calls for parenting in new ways that are different than families where children are all born to their parents, which makes it important to think about strategies that help children articulate their feelings and address their issues in healthy and supportive ways. Topics range from deciding to adopt to parenting issues over the lifetime of children, beginning at infancy and extending to adult children.

Pact offers offer support for adoptive parents who have already adopted (or are considering adopting) children of color through our chat groups, our educational workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, one-on-one consultations focused on the special issues inherent to adoptive parenting, 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 this topic 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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Parenting Issues for Adoptive Families Articles



Parenting Issues for Adoptive Families Videos

Helping Your Child Develop Positive Racial Identity

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Advice For Raising Transracially Adopted Kids

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Challenges Faced When Adopted Kids Start School

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Discussing Race With Preschoolers

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Are We Parenting In A Post-Racial Society?

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Tips For Talking To Your Children About Race

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What Is Pact Camp?

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Addressing The Needs Of Non-Adopted Siblings

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Supporting Transracially Adopted Teens

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The Adopted Child in Middle School

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