Planning to adopt takes a great deal of courage, love and reflection. There is much more to adoption than bringing home a baby—that tremendous moment is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Each decision you make now becomes part of your child's story. When adoption is approached in a thoughtful way, parents are better-prepared to meet their children's needs—and at Pact, our ultimate goal is always to serve the children.

For this reason, we require 2 hour consultations, either face-to-face or by phone, with all prospective parents who wish to apply to adopt with Pact. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions. We want to answer all your questions and to present you with additional food for thought—issues that until now you may not have considered, but will be essential to the health and happiness of the child you hope to adopt.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can be of assistance to you. Please note that if you are adopting transracially (across racial lines) you must complete the Transracial/Transnational Consultation - Building Community Across Cultures consultation before registering for a Pre-Placement consultation.

Pact has contracted with Binti, an organization that specializes in confidential online/electronic forms for adoption and foster care agencies, to provide our Pre-Placement Getting To Know You Forms. This is a two step process.

  1. Click on the link below to create a profile at Binti and complete the forms required to have a consultation. (These forms are secure and will be viewed exclusively by Pact staff and never shared or released through Binti).
  2. Pay for your consultation using the payment button below.

If you have questions, please contact us at or (510) 243-9460. Also please read over the Pre-Placement Cover Letter to get more information about our process.

Pre-Placement Consultation:
The consultation fee is $400 for a 1 1/2 to 2 hour session

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