Pact is a different kind of adoption organization—
ethical, child-centered, and anti-racist.
“We chose Pact because of the organization’s commitment to dismantling racism in the world of adoption, and because we wanted expectant and birth parents to be treated with respect and dignity. Pact’s compassionate and truthful guidance was so important for us and our child’s birth parents. They advocated for the well-being of everybody involved while helping us through a long and complex process. We learned so much from Pact about the ethics of adoption, and those lessons are now a core part of who we are as a family.”
Pact is a non-profit, full-service adoption agency, licensed in California, serving children of color and their families. Pact’s placement program is for couples and individuals who specifically want to adopt Black, Latino, Asian or multiracial babies born in the United States. The majority of prospective adopters we work with are people of color, and committed to an open adoption. Our services are offered on a steep sliding scale to make adoption more accessible to families of all income levels.
Pact is seeking families for children, not children for families. Meeting the needs of the child is always at the center of our work. The prospective adopters who work with us are looking for an agency that is both expert and ethical. Our approach to placement is not for everyone, and that’s okay.
Building your family through adoption takes more than love —
it takes careful thought and preparation.
When parents take the time to learn about and reflect on the complexity of adopting a child, they are better-prepared to meet their adopted children’s needs.
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“We were referred to Pact by a friend who was an adoptive parent and had taken a few classes with Pact. When we started we didn’t know much about the process, but the staff never judged us. We were supported on our journey and educated on everything from why open adoption is so important to the many scenarios we could expect while going through the entire process. Our son’s birth mother was also well supported and we were educated on the ways we could be respectful and considerate of her journey as well. We are incredibly grateful for the support and guidance of Pact and they will always be an important part of our family.”