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  • Title: Pact
    Descriptive info: .. Sign In.. Join.. |.. Shop.. Contact.. Serving adopted children of color by providing not only adoptive.. placement.. but lifelong.. education.. ,.. support.. , and.. community.. for adoptees and their families on matters of adoption and race.. Give to Pact.. Help us make a difference for children and their families.. Save the Date for Pact Family Camp.. July 3-8, 2014 for adoptive families with children of color.. The Heart of Adoption Is Love.. March 8th Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference.. Birth Parents.. Adoptive Parents.. Adoptees.. Events.. Resources.. About.. Donate.. Follow us on:.. Like us on:.. Share:.. | 2013 Pact..

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  • Title: Pact
    Descriptive info: We invite you to become a member of Pact today!.. Join the largest national organization of adoptive parents, birth parents, adopted people, adoption professionals and friends devoted to better understanding of and support for adopted children of color.. Your membership dues help Pact continue its work.. And as a member, you receive:.. Discounted rates on Pact educational programs, events, publications, and purchases at our bookstore.. Invitations to special members-only Pact events.. A subscription to.. Pact's Point of View.. , our quarterly publication filled with feature articles, personal essays, book and film reviews, and fiction and poetry by all members of the adoption triad.. Our monthly members-only e-newsletter,  ...   Family Membership - $50.. 00 annually.. For families or individuals.. Gift Membership (Family) - $40.. Purchased by members in good standing.. Grassroots Membership - $65.. For support groups & non-profits who could not otherwise afford to become members.. Organizational Membership - $100.. For professionals and organizations.. All fields are required (except where noted).. Contact Information.. Contact Person.. First Name:.. First Name is missing.. Last Name:.. Last Name is missing.. Second Contact Person.. (Optional).. Organization.. Name:.. Organization Name is missing.. Address, Phone and E-mail.. Street:.. Street is missing.. City:.. City is missing.. State:.. State is missing.. Zip:.. Zip is missing.. Phone:.. Phone is missing.. E-mail:.. E-mail is missing..

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  • Title: Pact
    Descriptive info: Event.. Spring Training: The Heart Of Adoption Is Love.. Start time/date:.. Mar 8, 2014 8:30 AM.. End time/date:.. Mar 8, 2014 5:00 PM.. Place:.. Head Royce School Campus.. 4315 Licoln Avenue, Oakland CA 94602.. The Heart Of Adoption Is Love.. Join us for this day-long opportunity to learn more about the experiences of members of the triad as well as learn from expert professionals in the field and others with shared experiences to become more attuned to the needs and issues of adopted children and their family members.. This conference will include keynote presentations/solo performances by birth mother, Deanna Ross, adopted adults, Susan Harris O Connor and Susan Ito, and adoptive mother, Julia Jackson (see details of keynote presentations below).. Workshop sessions include three sessions each in the following tracks:.. Preparing to Adopt.. Attachment.. International or Transracial Adoption.. Schools and School-age Adoption Issues.. Older Child Placement - Foster Adoption.. Adolescent Adoption Issues.. Birth Parent Discussion Lounge.. Open Adoption.. Professionals Working with the Adoption Community.. Mental Health / Support.. Hearing From Voices of the Triad.. Family Constellations.. Download Our Brochure.. (623KB |.. ).. Professionals and Organizations:Become A Community Partner For This Event.. Deanna Ross.. is an author and birth/first mother who will perform a solo piece entitled Birthmother , which weaves her own highly personal memoir with moving and surprising facts about adoption in the United States.. Deanna explores her personal experience spanning twenty years circling back in a way that reminds us that the experience goes beyond the personal to the institutional as she juxtaposes the realities of adoption, firmly setting her own personal experience in the context history and facts.. Deanna Ross is a dancer, teacher, writer and proud birthmother.. She lives on the Monterey Peninsula where she directs and choreographs for the Monterey Dance Collective, sings and writes songs with her fiancé in the indie folk-pop duo The Jinxes, and is at work on her debut novel.. Susan Harris O Connor.. will present her narrative about her  ...   with that pedigree? You laugh or you cry, folks.. I chose humor.. I Didn t Sign Up for This.. , relates the story of a female couple trying to adopt a baby, featuring the Jackson playing many characters, including herself, her partner, herself as a small child, people from the adoption agency, the birth mom, the birth mom s mom, the birth mom s boy friend, a therapist, a social worker And what a story, it kicks you in the gut and then makes it all better with a belly laugh.. But none of this would be possible without a performance as strong as Julia s.. Susan Ito.. served as the director of Pact Camp from 2004 to 2011 and is now the Head of Pact s Adult Adoptee Advisory Board.. Susan is herself a biracial Asian adoptee, teacher and writer.. She is also the co-editor of the anthology.. A Ghost At Heart s Edge: Stories Poems of Adoption.. Her work has appeared in many publications, including.. Growing Up Asian American, CHOICE, Making More Waves, Hip Mama and Literary Mama.. , where she is creative nonfiction editor.. She lives in Oakland with her husband, two daughters and mother.. Her solo performance piece on adoption,.. The Ice Cream Gene.. chronicles her first meeting with her birth mother over thirty years ago, exploring her feelings then and now about her birth heritage and family.. Pricing Description:.. $85 / per person ( includes morning coffee/pastries and catered lunch).. $100/ per person after February 1st (online registration closes March 6th).. $125/per person at door registration.. CEUs.. CEUs (additional $35 fee) available for LCSW/MFTs and Psychologists as well as adoptive and foster parents looking to fulfill their foster parent and adoption Hague training requirements.. Scholarships.. Scholarships are available for birth parents and others in need.. Please contact education@pactadopt.. org for more information.. Refund Policy.. Please choose carefully when registering for this event.. Sponsors are not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees..

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  • Title: Adoption Services for Birth Parents
    Descriptive info: Welcome.. Services Offered.. Informational Resources.. Forms.. Welcome: Adoption Services.. for Birth and Expectant Parents.. Adoption is a lifelong pact.. Pact helps birth parents to find adoptive families yearning to adopt their African American, Latino, Asian, Native American and multiracial children that are born anywhere in the United States.. Pact recruits.. adoptive families looking to adopt.. and who want to adopt children of color as their first choice.. Pact embraces birth parents facing an.. unplanned pregnancy.. and are at a major turning point in their lives.. Some expectant parents contact us directly.. Others come through referrals from adoption agencies or private adoption professionals.. We work with birth families from all states.. All of our adoption services are free to expectant parents.. Pact believes that.. expectant parents facing unplanned pregnancies.. have the right to choose the family who  ...   decide if you want to consider placing your child with parents of another race.. You have some big decisions to make.. You may feel as if you don't have options - but you do.. At Pact, we offer you information about all your choices and then you make the decisions.. Whether you make an adoption plan or decide to parent your baby yourself, Pact will support you in whatever way you decide is right for you and your baby.. You will be in charge.. If you have questions, or just want to talk to someone about your situation, please feel free to call our toll-free Births Parent Line at (800) 750-7590, or email.. adoptions@pactadopt.. org.. , and let us know the best way to reach you.. Continue to Birth Parents Services Offered: Overview.. return to top ^..

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    Descriptive info: Teen & Tween Clubs.. Maybe you are just beginning to explore the possibility of adopting.. Maybe you feel sure that adoption is right for your family.. Maybe you have already created a family through adoption.. Whatever your situation, Pact is here to work with you.. Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color.. 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 do much more than just adoption placement though helping to create new adoptive families is one of the most joyful things we do.. We believe in utilizing the wisdom of research and life experience to enhance your chances for parenting success.. We offer ongoing education and support because we know adoption is not over when the legal  ...   should not be undertaken lightly.. Our consultations, educational programs, and support groups are all designed to provide adoptive parents with the skills and knowledge required to successfully meet their children's needs on the road from infancy to adulthood.. Pact is known around the country for its work on adoption and race.. We are vocal advocates for ethical, honest, anti-racist adoption practices.. We actively recruit adoptive parents of color, we have specific programs and support groups for adoptive parents of color, and we have designed special trainings for white parents (and others) who want to adopt across racial lines.. Pact works to educate the community at large about issues related to adoption and race through public lectures, media interviews, in-service trainings, curriculum development, and more.. Adoption is a lifelong journey.. We invite you to learn more about how Pact can help you along the way.. Continue to Adoptive Parent Services Offered: Overview..

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    Descriptive info: Being adopted is not a one-time event: it is an experience that lasts a lifetime.. We welcome all adopted people of color as collaborators in Pact's mission to serve children.. Too often in the adoption field, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent.. We believe that adult adoptees are the truest experts on their own experience.. We welcome adoptee voices and support them as part of our mission.. Most of our services for adoptees focus on those who are under 18 years old and still living with their adoptive parents.. We invite adult adoptees of color to serve as mentors to the youth with whom we work; we also seek adult adoptees of color to  ...   are willing to be honest about white privilege and racism and the impact it has on them and their children.. Transracially adopted adults play a crucial role in getting this message across.. We believe adopted people deserve to know their full heritage and should have access to all of their records and birth history.. We believe it is a violation of adopted people's civil rights that most states carry laws which make them the only group of adults prevented from having direct access to their original birth certificates.. We support open records.. We'd love to hear from you: please contact us at.. adoptees@pactadopt.. or (510) 243-9460 and let us know how we can help.. Continue to Adoptee Services Offered: Overview..

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    Descriptive info: 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.. Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events.. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.. To search events, select a category.. All.. Northern California.. Southern California.. Outside California.. Teen/Tween Club.. For All Adoptive Parents.. For Pre-Adoptive Parents Especially.. For Adoptive Parents of Color.. For Transracial/Transnational Adoptive Parents.. For Adoptive Parents of Teens/Tweens.. For LGBTQ Adoptive Parents.. For Single Parents.. For the Whole Family.. Appropriate for Adoption Professionals.. Location/Date.. Description.. Emeryville, CA.. Start:.. Jan 16, 2014 6:30 PM.. End:.. Jan 16, 2014 8:30 PM.. Family of Color Adoption Orientation.. A FREE orientation to learn about the adoption process through Pact.. Jan 20, 2014 2:00 PM.. Jan 20, 2014 5:00 PM.. Tween Club ( ages 10-12 years old).. Join other adopted and fostered youth for a gathering to discuss Martin Luther King Jr.. and the civil rights movement with our mentors and youth coordinators.. Location Address Will Be Emailed Upon Registration, CA.. Jan 20, 2014 7:00 PM.. Jan 20, 2014 10:00 PM.. Teen Club ( 13-18 years old).. Join other adopted and fostered youth for a gathering to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.. with our mentors and youth coordinators.. West La Area, CA.. Jan 25, 2014 2:00 PM.. Jan 25, 2014 5:00 PM.. Pact Family Educational Program & Gathering.. Join other Southern California families formed by adoption for an educational program and family gathering in the West Los Angeles area.. Feb 8, 2014 2:00  ...   Pact.. Apr 5, 2014 9:30 AM.. Apr 5, 2014 12:00 PM.. What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know? Ages 6-9 years old.. Join us for a discussion about the developmental stages of 6-9-year-olds.. May 15, 2014 6:30 PM.. May 15, 2014 8:30 PM.. May 17, 2014 9:30 AM.. May 17, 2014 12:00 PM.. What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know? Ages 10-12 years old.. Join us for a discussion about the developmental stages of 10-12 year-olds.. Tahoe City, CA.. July 3, 2014 2:00 PM.. July 8, 2014 2:00 PM.. Online Registration Closed.. Pact Family Camp.. Pact Family Camp brings together adopted children of color and their families from around the country to share their experiences, learn from experts including many adopted adults and each other as well as our fabulous counseling staff.. July 22, 2014 5:00 PM.. July 22, 2014 6:30 PM.. Sept 18, 2014 6:30 PM.. Sept 18, 2014 8:30 PM.. Sept 20, 2014 9:30 AM.. Sept 20, 2014 12:00 PM.. Creating Meaningful Connections: Understanding Adopted Children’s Behaviors.. This workshop will address the underlying causes for some of the behaviors we see in adopted children, using attachment theory and trauma as the basis for understanding.. Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM.. Oct 18, 2014 12:00 PM.. Transracial Adoption: Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier.. No one can live in an environment diverse enough or friendly enough or good enough to protect children of color from the hurt of racism.. Join us for a workshop devoted to transracial adoption.. This workshop is appropriate for pre post adoptive parents and domestic or international adopters.. Nov 11, 2014 5:00 PM.. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 PM.. Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM.. Nov 15, 2014 12:00 PM.. What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know? Ages 13-17 years old.. Join us for a discussion about the developmental stages of 13-17year-olds..

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  • Title: Serving Adopted Children Since 1991
    Descriptive info: Overview & Mission.. Values Statement.. Giving to Pact.. Overview.. Camp Fund.. New Baby Fund.. Our Staff.. Meet Beth Hall, E.. D.. Our Organization.. Our Board.. For Adoption Professionals.. For Community Members.. Join the Pact Team.. Contact Pact.. In every case, the child is always our primary client.. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide 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.. We also  ...   about the pervasive power of race and racism as they affect our children, our families, ourselves and our society.. We believe:.. Every child deserves to grow up in a permanent, nurturing home.. Racism and "adoptism" exist and must be actively combated.. Same-race adoption is easier for children.. Transracial adoption can work beautifully if the parents are serious about helping their child build a positive racial identity.. Adopted children and adults deserve as much information about and connection to their birth heritage as possible.. Children thrive when they have the opportunity and support to explore all aspects of their identity.. Adopted people deserve to know their full heritage and should have access to all of their records and birth history.. We are a multicultural organization from top to bottom.. Our.. staff.. and.. board of directors.. are racially diverse and reflect all positions of the adoption triad..

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  • Title: Pact, An Adoption Alliance - Donating To Pact
    Descriptive info: Giving To Pact.. Yes, I want to donate now! (secure online giving, one-time or recurring gifts) You can also support Pact through: donations by.. mail.. , stock transfers, in-kind donations (donated goods or services) and/or planned giving.. We'd be happy to assist you with any type of donation you are interested in making, or answer any questions you have--please contact us at.. donate@pactadopt.. or (510) 243-9460.. Thank you for helping us sustain our work with and for adopted children of color and their families.. We couldn't do it without you!.. Yes, I want to donate now!.. Please direct my gift to:.. The General Fund:.. Your contribution will be used wherever the need is greatest.. The New Baby Fund:.. Your contribution will help Pact continue to offer option counseling and adoption services to expectant parents considering adoption at no charge, and placement services to pre-adoptive families on a steep sliding scale, so that qualified low and middle-income families are not barred from adopting because they can't afford it.. Gifts  ...   passed away and has left a legacy of money which will match donations given by others to double the impact of your gift.. Select Donation Amount.. Single Payment of $.. Installments of $.. Continue Indefinitely Monthly.. Continue for.. Months.. Quarters.. My Contact Information.. First Name*:.. Last Name*:.. Street*:.. City*:.. State*:.. Zip*:.. Phone*:.. E-mail*:.. My Credit Card Information.. Check this box to copy your address above as credit card billing address below.. Card Type*:.. -- Select a card type --.. Visa.. MasterCard.. American Express.. Card Number*:.. CVV*:.. What is CVV?.. Expiration Date*:.. Month.. 01.. 02.. 03.. 04.. 05.. 06.. 07.. 08.. 09.. 10.. 11.. 12.. /.. Year.. 2013.. 2014.. 2015.. 2016.. 2017.. 2018.. Employer Match.. Please let us contact your employer to ask if they will match your gift.. Company:.. Employee's Name:.. Dedication.. I would like to make my donation (please choose one):.. In honor of.. :.. In memory of.. In celebration of.. Acknowledgement.. In addition to myself, please acknowledge my donation to:.. City.. State.. Thank you for your support!..

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