Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative (APCC)

Pact’s Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative (APCC) uplifts the voices, values, and experiences of adoptive parents of color.

Join the community:  APCC creates spaces for people of color who have adopted or fostered children of color to build community, receive and provide peer support, and participate in educational activities with other families who share their experiences of adoption. Community members gain insight into the challenges, the triumphs, and the everyday, natural moments that make up the lives of families built by adoption led by people of color.

Children and families thrive when they are part of a larger community that reflects their unique experiences. Through the Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative, we are claiming our space,  telling our stories, speaking our truths, and making our voices heard.

 

Programs
APCC offers programs specifically for BIPOC adoptive families and their family members:

Virtual Peer Led Support Group Meetings

Provides safe spaces for adoptive parents of color to connect and share their experiences.

In-Person Peer Led Support Group Meetings

For adoptive parents of color in the Bay Area.

Webinars and Conferences

Specifically focused on the needs of adoptive parents of color and their families.

“Yes, We Do Adopt” Podcast

Hear stories of and for adoptive parents of color.

APCC Blog

Lifting up the voices of adoptive parents of color.
Under renovation. Check back soon.

Facebook Group

Private discussion group just for adoptive parents of color.

More ways you can join the APCC community:

“We need this. Talking about adoption, birth families, and loss is critical to the well-being of adopted children, yet there are very few resources that specifically support parents of color and their children. Adoptive parents of color are often relegated to a secondary position relative to white transracial adopters. In conversations about transracial adoption, you hear ‘Well, if that child was with a family of color…,’ as if same-race adoptive families don’t face any challenges. Or families of color are framed as doing some kind of charity work, encouraged to ‘step up for children of color.’ The dominant culture of adoption focuses on the needs of white parents. In reality, the majority of adoptive/foster/kinship placements are with people of color. Lack of acknowledgement of this reality leaves adoptive parents of color without community as well as vital opportunities for relevant education.”

Malaika Parker

Adoptive parent, founding APCC Director, Pact Board Member