In response to our community’s need, Pact launched the Center for Race and Adoption Focused Therapy in 2021, to offer adopted youth of color and their families access to high-quality, adoption-sensitive therapy services.
Finding a therapist who really “gets” the intersections of adoption, race, and parenting is critical to adoptees and their families. We have a team of skilled, licensed therapists of color with personal connections to adoption/foster care and/or professional experience serving adopted and fostered youth.
Currently the program primarily serves youth (including young adults) of color who have been adopted or are in foster or kinship placement, and their families; both individual and family therapy are available. Services are currently available only to California residents; both in-person and telehealth appointments are available.
Per-session fees for the Center for Race and Adoption Focused Therapy are charged on a sliding-scale based on family income; discounts are available for Pact members. Fees listed are for one 50-minute individual or family therapy session.
If your family income is below $100,000, please see Needs-Based Scholarships below.
Gross Annual Income*
*Gross annual family income includes any Adoption Assistance Program benefits received.
For families whose gross annual income is under $100,000 (including any Adoption Assistance Program benefits received): Our goal is to make CRAFT accessible to adoptive families of all income levels. Pact has a limited pool of funds with which to underwrite the actual cost of therapy sessions and make available the highly-subsidized fees shown below.
Gross Annual Income
To begin the process of applying for a needs-based scholarship, please submit an interest form (click button below). Later in the process, you’ll be asked to submit income documentation verifying your family’s eligibility. If the pool of subsidy funds has been exhausted, you can opt to pay a higher fee or join a wait list for the next available subsidy.
Insurance: If you are insured by Kaiser, they may be willing to provide a “single case agreement” to pay for therapy at Pact. CRAFT is not currently on any other insurance panels, but can provide documentation if you wish to request reimbursement from your insurance provider or health savings plan.
How to get started
After you submit an interest form (click button above), we’ll contact you to learn more about what you are looking for. If you have questions, you can also contact us at CRAFT@pactadopt.org or (510) 243-9460.