Pact Camp

Webinar: Schools and Adoption

Start time/date: June  3, 2020 11:00 AM
End time/date: June  3, 2020 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Schools and Adoption  

In a classroom, a child studies more than reading and math; she learns how the world operates beyond her own home. If he is lucky he is taught to search for commonality and to appreciate difference in his classmates and then in the people of the wider community. One way that children are taught about the world and people around them is through assignments that focus on family. When these assignments are broadened purposefully to be inclusive and respectful of many diverse family models, children growing up in “non-standard” families can relax and learn. Too often, however, these assignments are not sensitively designed.We will reflect on some of the challenges that families experience in navigating schools and work to develop action plans. We will explore positive examples of what is possible in schools.


Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe challenges within schools for children who join their family through adoption. 
  2. Identify opportunities to advocate on behalf of their child.
  3. Support their child in developing strategies for navigating challenging moments.
  1. Prepare themselves to answer common questions and concerns that are likely to come up in schools, with other families and for their children
  2. Create an action plan for supporting their child in navigating school.



Instructor: Malaika Parker

Position: Director of Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative

Experience: Malaika is a Black adoptive parent with 11 years of experience supporting people of color who have built their families through adoption. Malaika works with Pact, an adoption alliance to develop programing and opportunities for support and community for adoptive families.

Pricing Description:

$36 per person

25% membership discount

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.