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adopted african american infant and white adoptive parent Parenting children across racial lines brings on new challenges and joys. Pact has long been known for advanced insight into the experience of transracial adoption. Advice for parents of children of color, whether they were born domestically or internationally, includes addressing issues of racial pride, white privilege, racism and understanding how racial identity formation occurs. We also have a selection of personal stories from both parents and adopted people as well as suggestions for handling questions from outsiders when you become a “visible” family by adoption.

Pact offers support for adoptive parents who have already adopted (or are considering adopting) across racial lines through our pre-placement consultations and placement services for prospective parents who are looking to adopt a child of color as their first choice, our online chat groups, our educational workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, one-on-one consultations focused on the special issues inherent to transracial/transnational 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 intersection of adoption, race, and parenting. 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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Transracial Adoption/Interracial Adoption Articles



Transracial Adoption/Interracial Adoption Videos

What to know Before Considering Transracial Adoption

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Acknowledging White Privilege in Interracial Adoption

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Confronting Your Own Inner Racism when Considering Adoption

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Are we parenting in a Post-Racial Society?

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What Challenges come with Transracial Adoption?

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Are There Differences Between Culture, Ethnicity, and Race?

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What Is Pact Camp?

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Advice for Raising Transracially Adopted Kids

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Supporting Transracially Adopted Kids

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The Importance of Living in a Diverse Community

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International Adoptions and Connecting to a Local Community

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Considering Transracial Adoption; Four Questions to Ask Yourself



  • Think Race Doesn't Matter Then Why the Difference in Adoption Fees Based on the Child's Race?

    Think Race Doesn't Matter Then Why the Difference in Adoption Fees Based on the Child's Race?





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