Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. Pact provides not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. Our goal is for every child to feel wanted honored and loved, a cherished member of a strong family with proud connections to the rich cultural heritage that is his or her birthright. We advocate for honesty and authenticity in matters of race and adoption. We strongly believe that adopted children's and adults' connections to birth family and birth heritage should be respected and maintained.
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Of the thousands of multicultural and family diversity books for adults and children that we have reviewed, we have chosen the titles that we think are the most outstanding. The selections are thought provoking, discussion inducing, informative, enlightening and just plain terrific reads. So—read them aloud, spread the word about them and pass them on to other readers, young and old.
Please select your area of interest from our selection of favorite Books for adults and children on adoption, race and family and while you are looking, check out our videos and also Pact attire with our logo as well as our Pact Camp logo. Our selections included titles that focus on African American (Black) experiences as well as Latino (Hispanic), Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Indian) and being biracial. We have included reviews and listed the children's books by age-appropriateness so you can make the very best selection. All profits from our book sales go to support our direct services for adopted children.
Pact offers services for adoptive parents including pre-placement and post-placement parenting consultations which focus on talking to children about adoption and effective parenting strategies – we have special consultations for those parenting transracially or transculturally including both white parents and interracial families.
Whether you are deciding if you should adopt or how to do it, or have already formed your family through adoption and are seeking support and guidance as your children move through different ages and stages, we have personalized consultations available to meet your needs.
Pact is acutely aware of the unique challenges that adopted people of color face in this country. We take a practical and honest approach to the issues surrounding adoption, race and family as they pertain to your specific situation. Both before and after placement, Pact offers specially designed assessments for parents adopting transracially (across racial lines) and/or transnationally.
In addition, Pact is a national membership organization and we have Pact-created materials available for you,
Pact creates resources on adoption and racial issues for parents, adopted adults and industry professionals. Long recognized as leaders in the field for our work with same race families of color and transracial families, many of these offerings cannot be found anywhere else. You can order all of our materials through this store.
Purchase a yearly Pact Membership to become a member of the largest community of families and professionals committed to serving children of color touched by adoption. As a Member, You also receive discounts on all purchases made through Pact's online store.
We hope you enjoy our selection.