Pact offers a number of ways that adoptive parents with children of color in Southern California can connect with and support one another. Learn more about our:

Los Angeles Regional Family Group

Organized and led by adoptive parents who are Pact members, this group allows adopted children of color to meet and play with other children with similar experiences and family structures, while their parents discuss issues and exchange information. Families meet occasionally at a park or other venue for informal gatherings. Meetings alternate at various locations around the LA area.

Are you a natural organizer? Love to bring people together? We are actively recruiting parents who would like to serve as hosts for these events. If you are a Pact member and would like to meet other families at a location in your area, please contact us and we will help you get the word out and arrange a gathering.

Register to receive email updates of upcoming meetings.

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Online Affinity Group for SoCal Adoptive Parents of Children of Color

This discussion group was established by parents who participate in Pact's Los Angeles Regional Family Group, but you do not need to attend those gatherings in order to join. This is a forum where adoptive parents in Southern California can share their questions, concerns, and opinions about parenting, adoption, and race. Parents of all racial backgrounds are welcome.

Register to join this group » (Pact membership required)

About Online Affinity Groups: You are welcome to join more than one group. Pact staff members monitor but generally do not participate in parents' online discussions (except as parents themselves) unless comments are made that are inflammatory or violate Pact's principles (see Overview &Mission).

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LA Area Facilitated Discussion Group

Pact offers adoptive families in the Los Angeles area the chance to participate in quarterly discussion groups with Pact Director Beth Hall to talk about issues related to parenting adopted children of color. These gatherings are hosted by Pact member families in their homes and are open to all Pact members as well as pre-adoptive families working with Pact. Children and youth are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided for younger children; youth 10 and older are invited to participate in outings with adult adoptees who are offering their time to serve as mentors and chaperones.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Parenting Strategies for Adoptive Families
  • Talking with Children and Youth about Adoption
  • Lifetime Journey: Understanding Birth Parents
  • Parenting Adopted Tweens & Teens
  • True Colors: The Puzzle of Transracial Adoption
  • Helping Youth Understand Their Adoption
Register to be notified of upcoming events (Pact membership required) or see Events.

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