Post Adoption Center for Education and Research

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About PACER: Post Adoption Center for Education and Research is an volunteer organization providing information, support, education for adoptees and birth family in the search process and in adoption reform and advocacy in Northern California. They also provide a newsletter and general information which is valuable for anyone interested in the adoption search or adoption advocacy process.

Post Adoption Center for Education and Research

PACER, the Post Adoption Center for Education and Research, is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization established in 1978. It serves the adoption community in the greater San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas by offering monthly support groups, peer counseling, workshops and seminars, a quarterly newsletter and referrals to related services.

Second Annual Adoption Unity Gathering

"Honoring the Lifelong Connection in Adoption"

Saturday, April 8, 2000 * 10 a.m.
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street, San Francisco

Bring a rose or a memento to place on the altar honoring your family by birth and/or adoption. Please invite your friends and relatives.

This gathering was inspired by an historic mass held in 1998 at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Buffalo, New York, honoring the relationships among birth families, adoptive families and the adoptees who create lifelong links between them. We recognize that nurturing and rearing a child requires all the love and caring available from everyone and that adopted children flourish best in truth, knowing who they are, thus being able to receive the wealth of riches in heritage and nurture from all their relations.

Sponsored by PACER, Post Adoption Center for Education & Research
For more information, contact:
PACER at 925-935-6622
Bob Crowe, 510-835-1550 or

Parking: Before 10 a.m., early bird rates are available below Grace Cathedral and at the Masonic Auditorium across the street. The California Street cable car runs directly past Grace Cathedral.

  • the free flow of ideas, information and experience. We honor diversity in a supportive atmosphere;
  • respect and equal consideration for the beliefs, feelings, and needs of all members of the adoption triad;
  • open communication among all concerned with the adoption process and to validate each individual's experiences;
  • quality confidential support groups facilitated by trained volunteers;
  • a balanced representation of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents in its membership and on the Board of Directors; and
  • the dissemination of information and education about adoption issues.

PACER Board of Directors

  • Bob Crowe, President,
  • Carrie Buckner, Vice-President,
  • Jane Calbreath, Past President and Newsletter Editor,
  • Laura Ingram, Secretary,
  • Colleen Buckner, Treasurer,
  • Gail Smith,
  • Susie Love,
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