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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: Apr 21, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Apr 21, 2021 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.

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: Apr 22, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Apr 22, 2021 6:30 PM

Adoptive Parents of Color-Raising Joyful Families with Allison Briscoe Smith, PhD

In this inter-active workshop for parents of color, Dr. Brisco-Smith will share information about racial stress, having hard conversations and resilience.  

PST Time, CA

Start: Apr 28, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2021 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: May 4, 2021 7:00 PM
End: May 4, 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: May 4, 2021 4:00 PM
End: May 4, 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: May 5, 2021 4:00 PM
End: May 5, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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: 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 11, 2021 4:30 PM
End: May 11, 2021 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: May 19, 2021 4:00 PM
End: May 19, 2021 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.

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: May 26, 2021 4:00 PM
End: May 26, 2021 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: May 27, 2021 5:30 PM
End: May 27, 2021 7:00 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: June 1, 2021 4:00 PM
End: June 1, 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: June 1, 2021 7:00 PM
End: June 1, 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: June 2, 2021 4:00 PM
End: June 2, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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: 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 8, 2021 4:30 PM
End: June 8, 2021 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: June 15, 2021 5:00 PM
End: June 15, 2021 6:30 PM

Black Adults' Support Call

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults.

PST Time, CA

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

Webinar: Real Talk About Child Welfare Reform And The Calls To Abolish It

CEU Workshop – Join us in radically imagining a different way forward for families in a candid and critical discussion of child welfare reform in this unprecedented year of racial reckoning.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 16, 2021 4:00 AM
End: June 16, 2021 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: June 23, 2021 4:00 PM
End: June 23, 2021 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: 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: June 24, 2021 5:30 PM
End: June 24, 2021 7:00 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: 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.

PST Time, 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: July 28, 2021 4:00 PM
End: July 28, 2021 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: 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 1, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Sept 1, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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: Sept 8, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Sept 8, 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Sept 15, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Sept 15, 2021 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.

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 4:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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 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 19, 2021 5:00 PM
End: Oct 19, 2021 6:30 PM

Black Adults Support Call

Virtual gathering in support for Black adults who are adoption/foster triad members.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 20, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Oct 20, 2021 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.

PST Time, CA

Start: Oct 20, 2021 11:00 AM
End: Oct 20, 2021 1:00 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: Nov 3, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Nov 3, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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.

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 9, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Nov 9, 2021 5:30 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: Nov 17, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Nov 17, 2021 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.

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 1, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2021 5:30 PM

Transracial Adoptive Parents Support Call (Current 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: Dec 15, 2021 4:00 PM
End: Dec 15, 2021 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.

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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