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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: Aug 3, 2021 7:00 PM
End: Aug 3, 2021 9:00 PM

Former Foster Youth & 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 former foster youth and adult adoptees of color.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 3, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Aug 3, 2021 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, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Aug 4, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current Members)

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, to find community and talk about transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 11, 2021 6:00 PM
End: Aug 11, 2021 7:30 PM

Adoptive Parents OF COLOR (APCC) Virtual Support Call

Monthly virtual 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 25, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Aug 25, 2021 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 25, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Aug 25, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Schools and Adoption: Strategies for Parents

This webinar is a discussion about strategies for navigating school and supporting children who join their families through adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 1, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Sept 1, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current Members)

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, to find community and talk about transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 7, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Sept 7, 2021 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: Sept 7, 2021 7:00 PM
End: Sept 7, 2021 9:00 PM

Former Foster Youth & 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 former foster youth and adult adoptees of color

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 8, 2021 3:30 PM
End: Sept 8, 2021 5:00 PM

Adoptive Parents OF COLOR (APCC) Virtual Support Call

Monthly virtual 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 8, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Sept 8, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Should We Adopt Transracially? Are We Ready? What Should We Do to Prepare?

Utilizing Pact’s federally funded self-assessment tool, Below the Surface, families can learn how to assess their own Transracial Adoption Suitability Index and gain practical strategies for how to prepare for and enhance life as a multiracial family by adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 11, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Jan 8, 2022 11:00 AM

Youth Club Fall 2021 Virtual Meetings

Pact Youth Clubs for 10-18 year-old adopted youths of color focus on both social interactions among the youth and a curriculum tailored to support them in exploring their feelings and experiences related to adoption, race, family and identity.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 16, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Sept 16, 2021 6:30 PM

Support Call for AAPI Adults in the Adoption/Foster Triad

In the wake of the violence and hate towards members of the Asian community, Pact is collaborating with Robyn Park, LMFT and Angela Gee, LMFT to provide a safe space for AAPI adults in the adoption triad.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 16, 2021 6:30 PM
End: Sept 16, 2021 8:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color LOCAL SF Bay Area Support Group

The APCC Bay Area Meetup is a monthly peer facilitated support group that provides a safe space for adoptive parents of color to connect and share their experiences. Pre-Registration required.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 18, 2021 11:00 AM
End: June 18, 2022 11:00 AM

SF Bay Area 2021-22 IN PERSON Youth Clubs

Pact Youth Clubs for 12-18 year-old adopted youths of color focus on both social interactions among the youth and a curriculum tailored to support them in exploring their feelings and experiences related to adoption, race, family and identity.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 22, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Sept 22, 2021 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: Sept 22, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Sept 22, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoption Sensitive Language & Rituals

Learn and understand the importance of adoption sensitive language and rituals in the context of adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 6, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current Members)

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, to find community and talk about transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 6, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Oct 6, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Talking about Race with Our Children as Parents of Color

This webinar for parents of color takes a developmental approach to talking to children or color about race.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 13, 2021 6:00 PM
End: Oct 13, 2021 7:30 PM

Adoptive Parents OF COLOR (APCC) Virtual Support Call

Monthly virtual 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 19, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Oct 19, 2021 6:30 PM

Black Adults Support Call

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults who are adoption/foster triad members.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 20, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Oct 20, 2021 1:00 PM

Webinar: Newborns, Money, Competition, Desperation: Promoting Ethics in Infant Adoption

CEU Workshop - As the landscape of private adoption providers continues to be dominated by for-profit facilitators, attorneys and do-it-yourself online matching services, solid ethics become all the more critical.

PST Time, CA

Start: Nov 3, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Nov 3, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current Members)

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, to find community and talk about transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

Oakland, CA

Start: Nov 5, 2021 8:30 AM
End: Nov 6, 2021 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2021 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Days 1 & 2

The 2021 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: Nov 5, 2021 8:30 AM
End: Nov 5, 2021 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2021 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Day 1

The 2021 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: Nov 6, 2021 8:30 AM
End: Nov 6, 2021 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

2021 CALIFORNIA ADOPTION CONFERENCE-Day 2

The 2021 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: Nov 9, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Nov 9, 2021 5:30 PM

Webinar: Adoption Orientation for Families of Color

Join us for a FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process and Pact's placement program which supports adoptive parents of color.

PST Time, CA

Start: Nov 10, 2021 3:30 PM
End: Nov 10, 2021 5:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color Virtual Support Call

Monthly virtual 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Nov 17, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Nov 17, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoption Activism

Learn how we can and why we should transform the narratives, practices and policies of adoption systems to make them truly child-centered.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Nov 18, 2021 6:30 PM
End: Nov 18, 2021 8:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color LOCAL SF Bay Area Support Group

The APCC Bay Area Meetup is a monthly peer facilitated support group that provides a safe space for adoptive parents of color to connect and share their experiences. Pre-Registration required.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 1, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current Members)

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, to find community and talk about transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 1, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Dec 1, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Transracial Adoption Panel

Are you planning a transracial adoption, or are you already parenting across racial lines? In order to meet children’s needs, white parents must educate themselves about race, white privilege, white fragility and racism.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 9, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Dec 9, 2021 6:30 PM

Support Call for AAPI Adults in the Adoption/Foster Triad

In the wake of the violence and hate towards members of the Asian community, Pact is collaborating with Robyn Park, LMFT and Angela Gee, LMFT to provide a safe space for AAPI adults in the adoption triad.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 15, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Dec 15, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Life After Placement Adoptive Parent Focus - Navigating Openness

This webinar offers practical guidance for living in an open adoption.

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