Parent Adoptee Discovery Club

Encouraging and empowering youth adoptees

What is the Parent Adoptee Discovery Club (PADC)?

Holt’s Parent Adoptee Discovery Club is an online interactive, safe and guided experience for adoptees ages 13-17 and their parent(s) or guardians. Here, they can talk about the hard issues of adoption like birth family, grief/loss or racism.

It’s our goal to increase open, healthy communication within our families by teaching common language around these topics while providing a safe space to practice.

PADC is held twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Our next session is Saturday, September 30.

Topics Covered in PADC include:

  • How to talk about and engage in safe, meaningful discussions about adoption within your family
  • Adoptee identity and adoption concepts
  • Grief and loss
  • Race/Microaggressions and fostering racial identity

Parent Adoptee Discovery Club Registration

Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PDT

Other Post Adoption Resources for Parents

TBRI: Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

TBRI® is an attachment-based parenting approach designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced early childhood trauma. Holt offers ongoing in-person TBRI workshops in our Illinois office. For more information about our workshops, please contact Pam Shepard at [email protected].

PACE: Post-Adoption Coaching & Education

Sometimes, parenting issues may arise that leave you uncertain as to how best to respond — but not every issue requires ongoing therapy or counseling. Through Holt’s PACE program, your family will work one on one with a trauma-informed, adoption-competent Holt professional over three sessions to identify strategies, tools and resources to address the issue(s) you and your child are struggling with. 

Exploring Adoptee Identity

This excerpt from Holt’s parent training aims to help adoptive parents gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and considerations that adoptees and adoptive families face, such as racism, privilege and the role of birth parents. This resource also provides information to help your child develop a positive adoptee identity.

Adoptive Parent Resource Center

We believe that knowledge empowers families and communities to support healthy child development. Designed for families parenting adopted children of all ages and abilities, Holt’s adoptive parent resource center provides evidence-based information produced by our global team of nutrition, health, parenting and adoption experts.

logo of holt circle back program for adoptees

Circle Back – Adoptee Mentoring

Designed for adoptees, by adoptees, Holt’s Circle Back program strives to help youth adoptees build a positive identity. Help your child connect with an older adoptee through a Circle Back mentorship. Sign your child up today!