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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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PST Time, CA

Start: Jan 7, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Jan 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. Space will be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial/interracial adoption, search and reunion, birth/first family and other topics of interest to the group. Space is limited. 

PST Time, CA

Start: Jan 14, 2020 3:00 PM
End: Jan 14, 2020 4:00 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color National Support Call

Join Malaika Parker, Director of the Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative, for this monthly support call for adoptive parents of color. Share challenges, joys, questions and best parenting practices for our families.  

Webinar, CA

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

Webinar: First/Birth Parent Voices

Nationwide, the adoption discussion is too often missing the perspective of first/birth parent voices and instead dominated by the voices of adoptive parents. This bias masks the fact that every adoptee has two sets of parents, birth and adoptive. Hear from first parents to gain insight and understanding of their piece of the adoption experience. This webinar is appropriate for all members of the adoption triad and adoption professionals. **Registration closes at noon on January 14th.

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Webinar, CA

Start: Jan 29, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Jan 29, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoptive Parent Learning: Been There Done That—What We Learned That Could Help You

Beth Hall and a panel of child welfare professionals, who are also parents of teen and/or adult adoptees, will talk about the things they have learned along the way for parents in the earlier stages of their parenting journey. Experiences include same-race and transracial adoption, kinship adoption, foster adoption, infant adoption, closed adoption, and open adoption. Appropriate for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents and professionals. **Registration closes January 28th at noon.

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Webinar, CA

Start: Feb 19, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar:Transracial Adoption for Adoptive Parents of Color

Transracial adoption for parents of color is becoming more common in the adoption community. Learn about adoptive parents of color parenting across race:

the experience of parenting children not only as babies but as they grow older, the steps parents took to prepare themselves for transracial adoption, and the continued work they do to support their child’s race and cultural heritage in conjunction with their own. Appropriate for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents of color parenting across race and professionals. ** Registration closes February 18th at noon.

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Webinar, CA

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

Webinar: Black Adoptee Voices

Hear from Black adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals. **Registration closes March 10th at noon.

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Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Apr 1, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: LatinX Adoptee Voices

Hear from Latinx (Hispanic) adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey, including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals. **Registration closes March 31st at noon.


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Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 22, 2020 8:00 AM
End: Apr 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Webinar: Asian Adoptee Voices

Hear from Asian adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.  ** Registration closes April 21st at noon (PDT).

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Webinar, CA

Start: May 13, 2020 11:00 AM
End: May 13, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Racially Ambiguous, Biracial, and Multiracial Voices

Racial identity for adopted and fostered people of color, especially when they are transracially adopted, is complex, as they navigate the multiple intersections of race in a racialized world. For those who look racially ambiguous and/or embody multiple racial identities, this complexity is further magnified. This workshop will give adoptive parents of all races tools to

support the racially ambiguous, biracial, and multiracial identities of their adopted children of color. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals. **Registration closes May 21st at noon.

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Webinar, CA

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

Webinar: Schools and Adoption

Children spend half of their lives in school. One way that children are taught about the world and people around them is through assignments that focus on family. When these assignments are broadened purposefully to be inclusive and respectful of many diverse family models, children growing up in “non-standard” families can relax and learn. As we wind down the school year and anticipate a new year we will reflect on ways that schools can support children who joined their family through adoption. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals and teachers. ** Registration closes June 2nd at noon (PDT).

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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)

As the landscape of adoption providers continues to be heavily dominated by for profit entities and “do-it-yourself” online matching services, solid ethics in voluntary infant placement and adoption become all the more critical. This workshop will raise questions about current practices in voluntary placements. This webinar is appropriate for professionals, expectant parents and pre-adoptive families. **Registration closes on June 23rd at noon.

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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

The composition of the self is multifaceted and holistic. Using a depth psychological approach to working with the inner shadow, the adult adoptee can learn to integrate and reclaim those pieces of self which have been carefully hidden away. Through shared material and collective dialog, we will discuss common shadow aspects for the adult adoptee. This webinar is appropriate for the adult adoptee, for loved ones who wish to better understand their experiences, and for helping professionals who support adult adoptees. **Registration closes on July 14th at noon.

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Webinar, CA

Start: Aug 12, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM

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

This webinar will be an honest conversation about 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. This webinar is appropriate for professionals working with communities of color. **Registration closes on August 11 at noon.

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