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I will be on vacation for the next two weeks and hope to come back with a new and updated website. I realize this one is more than dated and well…boring. Stay tuned for website changes…


In our ever changing world, collaboration is all the more important in order to prepare families for adoption . I am thrilled to say, Your Adoptive Family is collaborating with PACT-an adoption alliance to provide required (WAC 388-147-1725) training webinars for all homestudy families.

Every homestudy family is required to attend at least one webinar about Open Adoption and every family who is considering trans-racial adoption is required to attend at least two webinars about trans-racial adoption and are strongly encouraged to participate in Pact’s BCAC-Building Communities Across Cultures Program.

Here is a link to the required webinars:

Thank you, PACT for all you do for adoptive families and children.

If you are considering Trans-racial (“the joining of racially different parents and children together in adoptive families” )

If you are considering adopting a child of a race, ethnicity or culture that is different from your own, please go to: and read their resources on trans-racial adoption and watch their video: ” Considering Trans-racial Adoption: 4 questions to ask yourself”. Also visit Angela Tuckers website:

Please do your research prior to completing the application for in the words of Angela Tucker, ”  I was keenly aware that I did not quite belong. Because to belong meant that I could find products for my coarse afro-textured hair at a local store, makeup would be available in my skin color and I wouldn’t be petted on a weekly basis by curious citizens who wondered what my hair felt like. To belong meant I’d need to be white.”

It is essential that you fully understand what it means to parent a child of a different race, ethnicity and/or culture before bringing that child into your home.