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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: 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: Dec 1, 2020 7:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 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: Dec 1, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 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: Dec 3, 2020 4:30 PM
End: Dec 3, 2020 6:00 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: Dec 8, 2020 4:30 PM
End: Dec 8, 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.

PST Time, 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 15, 2020 5:00 PM
End: Dec 15, 2020 6:30 PM

Support Call for Black Adults

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults.

PST Time, CA

Start: Dec 16, 2020 4:00 PM
End: Dec 16, 2020 5:30 PM

Support Call for Adoptive Families formed through the California Foster Care system

Join Pact’s Executive Director and fellow adoptive parent, Beth Hall, and guest speaker Bryan Post, if you adopted or are fostering your child through the foster care system and live in the State of California.

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. 

PST Time, CA

Start: Jan 5, 2021 7:00 PM
End: Jan 5, 2021 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: Jan 5, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Jan 5, 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: Jan 13, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Attachment – Preparing for a Baby/Toddler Through Adoption The Welcoming Process

This webinar will cover a continuum of attachment issues and assist participants in understanding strategies that promote secure attachment for children from infancy through toddlerhood.

PST Time, CA

Start: Jan 26, 2021 3:30 PM
End: Jan 26, 2021 5:00 PM

Webinar: How Educators Can Create Adoption Inclusive Classrooms

A webinar for educators that will provide a road map for how to support adopted children and their families in school.

PST Time, CA

Start: Feb 10, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Feb 10, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoptee Voices

Adopted adults of color discuss their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents and families have had in shaping their lives and in understanding their own identity.

PST Time, CA

Start: Feb 24, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Feb 24, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoptive Parents of Color: Conversations About Adoption in Communities of Color

A discussion about the history and traditions of adoption in communities of color for waiting and adoptive/foster parents of color

PST Time, CA

Start: Mar 10, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Mar 10, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: What Adopted Tweens and Teens Need from Adults Who Love Them

In this webinar, parents and caregivers will gain better understanding of developmental stages of adopted tweens/teens and learn tools to support them in their journey of becoming whole adults.

PST Time, CA

Start: Apr 7, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Apr 7, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Should We or Shouldn’t We? Considering Open Adoption as You Prepare to Become a Parent

Many, perhaps most, adoptions now begin with the possibility of some amount of openness and contact between birth and adoptive parents. How do you determine what’s right for you and your child?

PST Time, CA

Start: Apr 21, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Apr 21, 2021 12:30 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: May 5, 2021 11:00 AM
End: May 5, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: First/Birth Parent Voices

First/birth parents are the truest expert on their own experience. In this webinar, participants will hear from a panel of first/birth parents as they discuss the many complexities of adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: May 19, 2021 11:00 AM
End: May 19, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Talking with Children About Adoption

Join us for an honest conversation about the gifts and challenges of talking with kids about adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 2, 2021 11:00 AM
End: June 2, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: What Adopted Preschoolers & School-Age Kids Need From Adults Who Love Them

In this webinar, parents and caregivers will gain better understanding of developmental stages for toddlers and school-age kids and learn the tools needed to support and promote their journey of becoming.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 16, 2021 11:00 AM
End: June 16, 2021 1:00 PM

Webinar: Life After Placement - Open Adoption for Professionals

CEU Workshop – Adoption, mental health and social work professionals will increase their competency and skills at supporting all adoption constellation members as they navigate openness.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 23, 2021 11:00 AM
End: June 23, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Life After Placement: The Adult Adoptee Journey

Led by adult adoptees, who are also mental health specialists, this workshop offers compassionate support and concrete guidance to adult adoptees as they navigate their lifelong adoption journey.

PST Time, CA

Start: July 14, 2021 11:00 AM
End: July 14, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Creating your Dear Expectant Parent(s) Profile

This webinar will provide support and offer insight for how to layout and create your Dear Expectant Parent(s) profile.

Oakland, CA

Start: July 28, 2021 11:00 AM
End: July 28, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Dear White People: Antiracist Adoptive Parenting

This webinar is for white people ready to take steps that will prepare them to interrogate their own racism, to talk about race with their children and do something about racism now.

PST Time, CA

Start: Aug 5, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Aug 5, 2021 12:30 PM

Webinar: Life After Placement: Navigating Openness for First/Birth Families

Led by therapists specializing in adoption and first/birth family issues, this workshop offers compassionate support and concrete guidance to first/birth parents and family members as they navigate the experience of having their children placed in adoption.

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 8, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Sept 8, 2021 12:00 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: 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 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 20, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Oct 20, 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.

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 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.

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 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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