An adoptive mother with her adopted child

Each month Pact offers at least one educational program specifically designed for adoptive families. We also offer an annual all-day conference called Spring Training in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as our Annual Family Camp for a week of education and support for adoptive families.

Check out the topics below If you are interested in participating in one of our Workshops or Webinars.

Visit our Events page to see when and where each workshop is being offered and get information about featured speakers.

We also have programs for specific constituencies, including parents of color, LGBT parents, parents of teens, and transracial adopters (see Support for more information).

If you are interested in bringing Pact in to speak to your group, check out Director Beth Hall’s information page for Speaking Engagements.

California Adoption Conference

You knew us by a different name! Pact's Annual Spring Training Conference, same great training, new name.

For: birth parents • adoptive parents • foster parents • adoptees/foster alums • siblings • extended family • professionals, including social workers, therapists, psychologists, teachers and advocates

The largest daylong conference in California that features nationally known experts talking about adoption with a focus on parenting, this annual event is held on March 24th & 25th 2017 and includes plenty of time for questions and answers and interactive discussion among conference participants.

Over 20 practical workshops, lunch and keynote address

Since each conference explores a different theme, many parents return year after year to fine-tune their parenting skills and address new challenges as they arise. Save the date for March 24th & 25th 2017!

Click here for more info: California Adoption Conference.

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Workshops & Webinars


Pact offers in person workshops beyond our yearly Family Camp and CAC conference described above in both Northern California and Southern California several times each year. Generally these workshops include programing for adults on the intersections of adoption, race and family as well as programing for youth that includes opportunities for adopted children (and their siblings) to interact with mentors of color, many of whom were adopted and/or fostered themselves in groups that are fun and also educational. To learn more about current offerings check out our event calendars; current offerings are available on our regional programing pages as well.

Educational Workshops

Webinar Offerings

Webinars on topics related to adoption, parenting and race are offered each month. Below you can find our most current listings – those that have already occurred can still be purchased and recordings as well as handouts will be emailed to you once you have registered. Pact offers a 65% discount to members to ensure that education is accessible to all who are looking to learn.

We record many of our webinars. If you are interested in purchasing a webinar that has already occurred you can sign up to do so here. Here are some Pact listings so you can select the title and we will send you a downloadable link.

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