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Webinar: Adoptive Parents of Color: Conversations About Adoption in Communities of Color

Start time/date: Feb  24, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: Feb  24, 2021 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
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Adoptive Parents of Color:

Conversations About Adoption in Communities of Color

This webinar will explore the history, traditions and themes of adoption in communities of color and particular to adoptive families headed by people of color. Topics covered will include talking about adoption when families “match,” developing strategies for building and maintaining connection with first families, addressing and challenging stereotypes and preconceptions about adoption, and navigating the complexities of those misunderstandings within our own communities.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe common misconceptions about people of color and adoption.
  • Develop strategies that speak to their family’s experience with adoption.
  • Identify assets that communities of color bring to the table as related to adoption.



Instructor: Malaika Parker

Position: Director of Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative


Malaika Parker, M.A., is director of Pact’s Adoptive Parents of Color Collective where she designs resources and creates community for adoptive families headed by people of color. As a Black adoptive parent of Black children, she understands firsthand how important it is for same-race adoptive parents to find resources that apply to their family dynamics.  Malaika has worked to organize communities of color around issues of police accountability, racial justice in education and environmental justice.  Malaika is the founder of Hummingbirds Urban Farming Collective in Oakland, and she holds a master’s degree in social justice and equity in education from San Francisco State University. In 2020, Malaika was awarded the Women of Color LeadStrong fellowship from the LeaderSpring Center.


Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.

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