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Pact's educational programs have a nationwide reputation for excellence, particularly on the subject of adoption and race. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities led by Pact staff as well as other experts in the field. Programs range from single-session workshops to our weeklong Pact Family Camp. Whatever the format, you will find sensitive, experienced facilitators and a community of other adoptive parents who share your questions and concerns.

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Location/Date Description
PST Time, CA

Start: July 7, 2020 4:00 PM
End: July 7, 2020 6:00 PM

Former Foster Youth & Adult Adoptees of Color NATIONAL Support Call

These monthly phone calls will provide a safe space for former foster youth & adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of adoption and foster care. 

PST Time, CA

Start: July 7, 2020 7:00 PM
End: July 7, 2020 9:00 PM

Foster Alum & Adult Adoptees of Color SF Bay Area LOCAL Support Call

Due to Shelter in Place orders this group will meet virtually.  Pact offers a free, drop-in, peer-led support group specifically for foster alum and adult adoptees of color

PST Time, CA

Start: July 11, 2020 12:00 PM
End: Aug 22, 2020 2:00 PM

Adopted & Fostered Teens of Color Only!

Join Ben Powning and Jaciara Bayer, both adopted themselves to create community with other adoptees of color. We will explore the intersections of adoption and identity and what makes us unique, powerful and most importantly to reinforce that indeed WE MATTER.

PST Time, CA

Start: July 14, 2020 4:00 PM
End: July 14, 2020 5:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color National Support Call

Monthly national support calls led by Malaika Parker, Director of the Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative, will provide a safe space for adoptive parents of color to connect and share their experiences.

Webinar, CA

Start: July 15, 2020 11:00 AM
End: July 15, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Integrating the Shadow: Inner Work for Adult Adoptees

We will discuss common shadow aspects for the adult adoptee, contemplate the need for a keenly developed inner shadow witness, and explore ways of integrating shadow through awareness of personal narratives, patterns and relational habits.

PST Time, CA

Start: July 16, 2020 4:00 PM
End: July 16, 2020 5:30 PM

Anti-Racism & Black Lives Matter: Exploring Allyship to the Black Community

Join Raquel Vivanco, Susan DG Leksander and Beth Hall for a support call to discuss our allyship with the Black community and how we can address that within our families and with our children.

PST Time, CA

Start: July 16, 2020 4:30 PM
End: July 16, 2020 6:00 PM

Support for Black Adults

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults

4pm PST (7pm EST)

PST Time, CA

Start: July 29, 2020 4:00 PM
End: July 29, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 4, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Aug 4, 2020 6:00 PM

Former Foster Youth & Adult Adoptees of Color NATIONAL Support Call

These monthly phone calls will provide a safe space for former foster youth & adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of adoption and foster care.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 4, 2020 7:00 PM
End: Aug 4, 2020 9:00 PM

Foster Alum & Adult Adoptees of Color SF Bay Area LOCAL Support Call

Due to Shelter in Place orders this group will meet virtually.  Pact offers a free, drop-in, peer-led support group specifically for foster alum and adult adoptees of color

Webinar, CA

Start: Aug 12, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Aug 12, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Introducing the Adoption Conversation

Learn how to start conversations and introduce adoption concepts, explaining their complex history without going over your child’s head.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 26, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Aug 26, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Sept 9, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Sept 9, 2020 1:00 PM

Webinar: Working with Pre & Post-Adoptive/Foster Parents of Color: Insights for Professionals (CEUs)

This webinar will focus on the strengths and challenges of talking about adoption and foster care in communities of color.  Participants will learn strategies for supporting adoptive and foster parents of color throughout the adoption journey. 

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 13, 2020 10:00 AM
End: Sept 13, 2020 1:00 PM

First/Birth Parent Support Group

This supportive group for first/birth parents/families will meet four times a year to offer open conversation, a guided activity and lunch. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 15, 2020 7:00 PM
End: Sept 15, 2020 8:30 PM

Orientation for Pre-Adoptive Parents

Join Pact’s Adoption Social Worker, Katie Wynen, for a FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process through Pact. 

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 23, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Sept 23, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Sept 30, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Sept 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: A Developmental Approach to Transracial Adoption

Hear from adoptees and an adoptive parent about the journey of transracial adoption. Specifically for white adoptive parents currently or planning to parent across race.

Oakland, CA

Start: Oct 23, 2020 8:30 AM
End: Oct 24, 2020 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2020 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Days 1 & 2

The 2020 California Adoption Conference is a two-day event featuring talks and workshops for adoptive and foster families, adult adoptees and foster alums, birth parents, and adoption professionals. 

Oakland, CA

Start: Oct 23, 2020 8:30 AM
End: Oct 23, 2020 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2020 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Day 1

The 2020 California Adoption Conference is a two-day event featuring talks and workshops for adoptive and foster families, adult adoptees and foster alums, birth parents, and adoption professionals. 

Oakland, CA

Start: Oct 24, 2020 8:30 AM
End: Oct 24, 2020 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2020 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Day 2

The 2020 California Adoption Conference is a two-day event featuring talks and workshops for adoptive and foster families, adult adoptees and foster alums, birth parents, and adoption professionals. 

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 28, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Oct 28, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Culver City, CA

Start: Nov 7, 2020 1:00 PM
End: Nov 7, 2020 4:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Family Education Day: Adoption, Race & Schools

Join us for a day of learning for the whole family including special programming for children ages 5-12 led by our awesome counselor/mentors and teen club members. Concurrent adult programing will be taking place for parents of all age children. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Nov 11, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Nov 11, 2020 1:00 PM

Webinar: Adoption through the Lifespan - CEUs

This course provides professionals with tools and best practices to use when providing clinical and social work services to all members of the adoption triad.

PST Time, CA

Start: Nov 25, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Oakland, CA

Start: Dec 5, 2020 1:00 PM
End: Dec 5, 2020 4:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Family Day: Social Media - New Realities in Adoption

How can we be curious and therefore more supportive about our child's social media interactions—particularly as they relate to adoption? Join us for a panel presentation followed by workshops. Concurrent program available for children five and up.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 6, 2020 10:00 AM
End: Dec 6, 2020 1:00 PM

First/Birth Parent Support Group

This supportive group for first/birth parents/families will meet four times a year to offer open conversation, a guided activity and lunch. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Dec 9, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Dec 9, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: What to Expect at the Hospital in Domestic Adoption

Hear practical and ethical advice about what to expect at the hospital when a child is being placed for adoption. This workshop is relevant for pre-adoptive parents.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 23, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Dec 23, 2020 5:30 PM

First/Birth Parent & Families Support Call

Due to Shelter In Place restriction this supportive group for first/birth parents/families will take place as a Zoom call. Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 

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