Events
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.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events.
Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

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Location/Date Description
PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 12, 2020 12:00 AM
End: Jan 16, 2021 12:00 AM

2020-21 Youth Clubs-WAITLIST

Pact Counselors and youth will have monthly virtual sessions from September 2020 through June 2021 with options for face-to-face meeting if and when they can be done safely. Clubs are full.  More information regarding our waitlist can be found here.

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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 1, 2020 6:30 PM
End: Oct 1, 2020 8:00 PM

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: Oct 6, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 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: Oct 6, 2020 7:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 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: Oct 13, 2020 4:30 PM
End: Oct 13, 2020 6:00 PM

Adoptive Parents OF COLOR (APCC) 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: Oct 14, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Oct 14, 2020 12:30 PM

Adoption, Race & Schools: Managing Learning Environments that Don't Always Understand our Children

How can you get support to address adoption-related and race-related issues, while at the same time trying to educate your child’s teachers? We will also address virtual learning in the age of the pandemic.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 20, 2020 5:00 PM
End: Oct 20, 2020 6:30 PM

Support Call for Black Adults

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 21, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Oct 21, 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 transracial adoption, race and identity issues that may be coming up for you or members of your family.

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

Online Registration Closed

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.

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. 

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. 

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