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An african american adopted child There are a range of losses associated with infertility — the loss of control over many intimate and practical aspects of our lives; the loss of genetic connection and lineage; the loss of the opportunity to create a new person with our life’s partner; and the loss of emotional and physical expectations we have about being pregnant. Parents who haven’t dealt with their own infertility and adoption-related losses will find it difficult to help their children learn to deal with their adoption losses.

Pact works closely with prospective adoptive parents to help them explore and resolve their infertility-related losses prior to adopting a child. Pact offers pre-placement consultations and placement services for prospective parents who are looking to adopt a child of color as their first choice. Prospective adoptive parents can also participate in some of our online chat groups, our educational workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, one-on-one consultations, and regional parent-organized affiliates in Northern California, Southern California, and throughout the U.S. Become a member of Pact to take advantage of all these resources and to receive our newsletter, Pact’s Point of View, which features many articles on the intersection of adoption, parenting, and race. Pact members receive a discount at our online bookstore, which features great reads on adoption carefully selected for both adults and kids of all ages. We also recommend blogs and other online resources that we believe have the very best advice and information for adoptive families of children of color about adoption, race, and parenting.

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