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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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Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

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Location/Date Description

Start: Mar 30, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Mar 30, 2015 11:00 AM

Online Registration Closed

Pact’s National Orientation Webinar

A National opportunity to learn about the adoption process through Pact.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Apr 7, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Apr 7, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Start: Apr 8, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Apr 8, 2015 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: What Adopted Children Ages Ten to Twelve years old (and their Parents) Need to Know

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted children age ten to twelve. Discussion will include managing new moods and behaviors, puberty, discipline in the context of adoption and race.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Apr 11, 2015 2:00 PM
End: Apr 11, 2015 5:00 PM

Bay Regional Family Gathering-Exploring Intersections of Adoption, Family & Race

We would like to invite families with children ages 5 to 10 years old to join us for a day of a community with our tween & teen club members. We will be holding special programming for children ages 5-10 led by our awesome tween & teen club members.  Optional concurrent parent program is available. 

Los Angeles, CA

Start: May 2, 2015 1:00 PM
End: May 2, 2015 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Join us for an afternoon of exploration of strategies that support your child’s positive sense of identity.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 2, 2015 5:00 PM
End: May 2, 2015 7:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color Circle Gathering

Join other adoptive parents of color and their families to create community and a sense of belonging for your children and yourself.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 7, 2015 7:00 PM
End: May 7, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 9, 2015 2:00 PM
End: May 9, 2015 9:00 PM

Tween & Teen Club

Join Tween & Teen Club mentors in a discussion about gender/sexuality stereotypes and the challenges people who don’t fit gendered norms face.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 12, 2015 6:30 PM
End: May 12, 2015 8:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Family of Color Adoption Orientation

A FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process through Pact.

Start: May 13, 2015 9:30 AM
End: May 13, 2015 11:00 PM

WEBINAR: Transracial Adoption: Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier

Learn to break the racial sound barrier in your family by modeling the belief that race matters.  Here from adult adoptees of color as they describe their personal experiences growing up with white parents and learn from experts about how and why you can talk about race with your children.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 23, 2015 9:00 AM
End: May 23, 2015 12:30 PM


(on-site registration available)

Lifetime Journey: Managing The Complexity Of First/Birth Parents In Adoption

Hear directly from a group of first/birth parents who represent a wide range of backgrounds. Panelists will discuss their experiences, fears and hopes pre- and post- placement as they navigate all types of relationships with their children and their children’s adoptive parents. They will address how understanding, respecting and valuing their stories benefits all members of the adoption constellation.


Emeryville, CA

Start: June 2, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 2, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Start: June 10, 2015 9:30 AM
End: June 10, 2015 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: What Parents of Adopted Adolescents Need to Know

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted adolescents. Discussion will include independence, discipline, safety concerns, birth family, adoption and identity.

Emeryville, CA

Start: June 13, 2015 9:00 AM
End: June 13, 2015 12:30 PM


(on-site registration available)

Baby Care For Adopted Infants: The Care And Feeding Of Your New Baby

A baby care class designed especially for pre-adoptive parents! Special emphasis on attachment promoting parenting styles as well as practical advice about all things baby.

Tahoe City, CA

Start: July 2, 2015 2:00 PM
End: July 7, 2015 2:00 PM

Pact Family Camp 2015

Pact Family Camp brings together adopted children of color and their families from around the country to share their experiences, learn from experts including many adopted adults and each other as well as our fabulous counseling staff.

Emeryville, CA

Start: July 7, 2015 7:00 PM
End: July 7, 2015 9:00 PM

Online Registration Closed

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

CANCELLED DUE TO PACT CAMP. This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Start: July 27, 2015 9:30 AM
End: July 27, 2015 11:00 AM

Pact’s National Orientation Webinar

A National opportunity to learn about the adoption process through Pact

Emeryville, CA

Start: Aug 4, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Aug 4, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 1, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Sept 1, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 5, 2015 12:00 AM
End: Sept 5, 2015 4:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Annual End Of Summer Gathering

What better way to end the summer than to gather with old friends and new members of the Pact family, along with some of our fabulous Pact Camp and Teen/Tween Club mentors and counselors.  This free event is a opportunity to invite friends and extended family to build community and connect with other families with adopted children of color.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 8, 2015 6:30 PM
End: Sept 8, 2015 8:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Family of Color Adoption Orientation

A FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process through Pact.

Los Angeles, CA

Start: Sept 26, 2015 12:00 PM
End: Sept 26, 2015 4:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Kaleidoscope Family Gathering & Picnic

Please join Kaleidoscope members and other families with adopted children of color in the park for a family gathering at the park.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Oct 6, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Nov 3, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Nov 3, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Los Angeles, CA

Start: Nov 7, 2015 1:00 PM
End: Nov 7, 2015 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Lifetime Journey

Every adopted child has at least two sets of parent(s). During this workshop we will explore both the questions children ask and those they hold inside about their first/birth parents – as well as about those who may have cared for them before they came home to their adoptive parents.

Start: Nov 30, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Nov 30, 2015 11:00 AM

Pact’s National Orientation Webinar

A National opportunity to learn about the adoption process through Pact.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 1, 2015 7:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 5, 2015 2:00 PM
End: Dec 5, 2015 5:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Bay Region Adoptive Family Gatherings

Join Pact families and staff at a casual gathering where you and your children can meet other adoptive families like yours.

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