Personal Stories of Adoption
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Reading first-person narratives can help us understand other people’s experiences, both those with whom we have commonality and those in other positions of the adoption triad. These personal stories describe family dynamics and personal journeys of adoptive parents, foster parents, birth parents, and adopted adults and children, as well as non-adopted siblings, extended family members, and others in the community who are impacted by adoption.
Become a member of Pact to receive our newsletter, Pact’s Point of View; every issue features personal stories and first-person essays from adopted people, adoptive parents, or birth parents. Pact members receive a discount at our online bookstore, which features carefully selected videos and books for adults and children on adoption, race, and parenting, including many adoption memoirs. We also recommend blogs and other online resources that provide various personal perspectives on the adoption experience. By attending our educational workshops and conferences or our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, you can hear firsthand from adopted adults, birth parents, and adoptive parents; our online chat groups and regional parent-organized affiliates in Northern California, Southern California, and throughout the U.S. offer opportunities to connect with others who share your experiences.
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