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An adopted african american infant Waiting for a baby to join your family can be an anxious process. It is important to understand not only the legal and financial aspects of the process but also the emotional and human side of what is going on. While you are waiting for a baby you are “pregnant by adoption” and like all expectant parents your job is to get ready for the lifetime of parenting. These articles will help you understand the system of adoption as well as its meaning as you get ready to welcome a new child into your family.

Pact offers pre-placement consultations and placement services for prospective parents who are looking to adopt a child of color as their first choice. Those who are preparing to adopt children of color can also participate in many of our online chat groups, educational workshops and conferences, our nationally acclaimed Pact Family Camp, 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 this topic 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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Confronting your own Inner Racism when Considering Adoption

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Appropriate Terminology To Use When Discussing Adoption

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Considering Transracial Adoption; Four Questions to Ask Yourself

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