For Adoption Professionals
Pact is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve adopted children of color. Pact helps connect birth parents with families yearning to adopt their African American, Latino, Asian, Native American and multiracial children. We work with adoption professionals across the United States. Pact is known across the country for its ethical, child-focused, anti-racist approach to adoption.
We are happy to work with adoption professionals to connect birth parents with our waiting families. Please see Families Looking to Adopt where you can see some of our waiting Pact families and request access to their full profiles. We can work with you to determine which families best meet the needs of the birth parents. Once one of our families is chosen, we will represent them and act as a liaison between your agency and the family. At the time of placement, or just prior, Pact families will work directly with a representative from your agency as well as ours.
Pact is known nationwide as a leader in the field of adoption and race. Pact staff are available for consultations with professionals looking to increase their effectiveness in working with both transracial families and pre- and post-adoptive families headed by parents of color. We also have curriculum guides, handouts, and training materials, which can be purchased and adapted for your own use and client trainings.
Pact Director Beth Hall is available to work one-on-one with professionals, including therapists, educators, and others working with adopted youth of color and their families, who want added insight into some of the specific issues in this area.
Beth Hall is a nationally acclaimed author and speaker who speaks to professionals and parents across the country. She or other Pact staff are pleased to speak to adoption and educational professionals as well as groups of adoptive parents on a variety of topics related to adoption and race, in formats ranging from one-hour talks to daylong workshops. Of course professionals as well as families are invited to participate in Pact workshops and conferences (see Events), but we can also arrange for Pact staff to come to your group to do a presentation. Please contact our office for more details.
For more information on any of the above, please contact Pact at (510) 243-9460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.