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Pact Camp

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: May 27, 2020 4:00 PM
End: May 27, 2020 5:30 PM

Adoptive Parents' Support Call (Members)

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

 For current members.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 2, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 2, 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. 

Emeryville, CA

Start: June 2, 2020 7:00 PM
End: June 2, 2020 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Foster Alum & Adult Adoptees of Color LOCAL SF Bay AreaSupport CALL

Pact offers a free, drop-in, peer-led support group specifically for foster alum and adult adoptees of color. This month's group will take place as a Zoom call.  Please register for access information.

Webinar, CA

Start: June 3, 2020 11:00 AM
End: June 3, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Schools and Adoption

Join us for a discussion on supporting children in navigating the intersections of adoption and race at school.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 4, 2020 6:30 PM
End: June 4, 2020 8:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adoptive Parents of Color LOCAL SF Bay Area Zoom Call

Due to Shelter In Place restrictions, the APCC Bay Area Meetup will take place as a Zoom call.  Please register for the call in link.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 6, 2020 1:00 PM
End: June 6, 2020 1:45 PM

Painting with Tyesha

Join Pact’s youth mentor Tyesha Riley for an interactive painting class. Appropriate for school aged kids, Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Parental supervision encouraged. For current Pact members.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 9, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 9, 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 11, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 11, 2020 5:30 PM

Adoptive Parents' Support Call

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

PST Time, CA

Start: June 17, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 17, 2020 6:00 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: June 18, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 18, 2020 5:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color Family Game Night

A family game night for adoptive parents of color and their families.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 19, 2020 1:00 PM
End: June 19, 2020 2:00 PM

Cooking with Ben!

Join Ben Powning, beloved Camp Counselor and Youth Program Coordinator, who  will be hosting  a fun interactive cooking class. For members' children ages 12 and up.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 24, 2020 4:00 PM
End: June 24, 2020 5:30 PM

Adoptive Parents' Support Call (Members)

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

For current members.

Webinar, CA

Start: June 24, 2020 11:00 AM
End: June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Webinar: Newborns, Money, Competition, and Desperation: Promoting Ethics in Adoption (CEU Eligible)

This workshop will raise questions about current practices in voluntary placements, especially as they impact interactions with expectant parents and pre-adoptive parents.

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

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: 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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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