Director of Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Beth Hall is the Director of Pact, An Adoption Alliance. She co-founded Pact in 1991 to combat the discrimination she witnessed against adopted children of color and their birth families. Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children’s needs, Pact provides not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. She is the co-author, with Gail Steinberg, of the book Inside Transracial Adoption (Jessica Knightly Publishing, 2013), as well as numerous articles on adoption and race. She is a nationally known advocate for adopted children of color who regularly lectures and leads workshops on ethical, non-racist adoption practices. In 2010 she received the Outstanding Practitioner in Adoption Award from the Adoption Initiative at St. John’s University. She is the white adoptive mother of a Latina daughter and an African American son (both now young adults), and grew up with an adopted sister. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Ted, and children, when they are home visiting.
- What is Transracial Adoption?
- Stepping Inside of Transracial Adoption
- Pact Point of View: Adoptism – A Definition
Books by Beth Hall
Adopted Children and Racism