Pact Camp

Webinar: For Adoptive Parents of Color: Talking About Adoption within Our Own Communities

Start time/date: Aug  21, 2019 11:00 AM
End time/date: Aug  21, 2019 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

For Adoptive Parents of Color: Talking About Adoption within

Our Own Communities

Although people of color have a long history of informal adoption within many of their communities,the national discussion of adoption often leaves out conversations about the experiences of adoptive families headed by people of color. This webinar will be an honest conversation about the strengths and challenges of talking about adoption in communities of color. Participants will hear from a panel of adoptive parents of color and learn strategies for talking with their children, community and extended network about parenting through adoption and foster care. We will include  a discussion of the way intersections of racial oppression can impact our fears about adoption oppression,  strategies for supportive, honest conversations that all members of the adoption triad benefit from. Appropriate for adoptive and foster parents of color  (pre and post adoption).


Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Hear a brief overview of historical context of adoption in communities of color. 
  2. Hear from adoptive parents of color about what conversations about adoption look like in their communities.
  3. Develop a plan for navigating discussions about adoption in parents racial communities of origin.
  4. Hear strategies for supporting children in talking about adoption with their peers and larger community.




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

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