Transracial Adoption Education for Clients of Your Adoptive Family
Pact creates educational programs for families who are considering transracial or transnational adoption as well as those who are already parenting children of a different race. If you have been wondering how to bring more diversity into your family's circle, nurture a positive racial identity in a child of color, and effectively prepare them to deal with racism, we can help. At Pact, we believe that a few webinars are just the beginning in understanding the intersections of adoption, race and parenting is a lifelong journey. Adopting transracially should not be taken lightly. Being a parent to a child of color requires ongoing self-assessment, learning, and change. We encourage all parents considering a transracial adoption to participate in our BCAC program described below.
Webinars – Package of Three (1 about open adoption and 2 for transracial adoption) or Single Webinar on Open Adoption Only
Your Adoptive Family requires that you participate in the following webinars, the cost varies depending on whether you choose to become a Pact member or not. We will send you links to the webinars which will include one panel of adoptees of color. You can let us know what the race of the child you anticipate adopting is likely to be and we will send you an appropriate panel webinar.
If you would like to order additional webinars, we record many of our webinars. If you are interested in purchasing additional webinars that have already occurred, here are some Pact listings so you can select the title and we will send you a downloadable link.
Purchase additional webinars$36 for non-members $27 (25% discount) for members
At check-out, please enter the name(s) of the webinar you'd like to purchase.
Transracial/Transnational Parenting: Building Community Across Cultures
We believe transracial adoption can work when parents are serious about helping their child build a positive racial identity. We don't subscribe to the "colorblind" or "love is enough" approach; we know race matters and that parents who are adopting across racial lines must commit to making changes in their own lives to support their children. We are here to support you in that process.
Pact has created the Building Community Across Cultures (BCAC) program for families who are considering transracial or transnational adoption and as well as those who are already parenting children of a different race. If you have been wondering exactly how to bring more diversity into your family's circle, nurture a positive racial identity in a child of color, and effectively prepare them to deal with racism, we can help.
Is Transracial Adoption the Right Choice for Our Family? We offer you the benefit of our decades of personal and professional experience with the challenges and joys of transracial adoption. Through guided self-reflection, real-life exercises, in-person or phone consultations with Pact staff and homework, BCAC will help you decide whether your family is prepared to meet the needs of an adopted child of color, and help you strengthen your knowledge and skills if you believe you are.
Fee: $500 - Includes 4 hours of consultation and/or check in time with Pact staff, as well as exercises and homework to help you better understand racial dynamics and become the best parent for a child of color that you can be.