Placement Services: African American Adoption and other Infants of Color
Creating strong, loving adoptive families for children of color
Pact's mission is to help African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, and multiracial children in need of adoption find permanent, loving families. We recruit families who are yearning to adopt and whose first choice is to adopt a child of color. Our priority is on African American adoption because approximately 75% of the children we place have at least one African American birth parent - for this reason we particularly seek African American adoptive parents.
We particularly work with expectant parents and adoptive families throughout the United States. Every day, from every state, women facing untimely pregnancies call on us for help. Adoption professionals call Pact regularly to maximize choices available to women bearing children of color. We know the best way to support adopted children is to offer extensive services to the families children are born into, as well as the families in which they are placed.
We believe same-race adoptions are easier for children; therefore, active recruitment of adoptive parents of color is our top priority. Currently about 80% of our placements involve children placed with families where one or more parent is the same race as the child.
No child can afford to wait for a loving family. Individuals who wish to adopt across racial lines can be wonderful parents to children of color if they are willing and able to support their child's heritage. It is essential for families to have strategies that ensure that their lifestyle does not result in racial or cultural isolation for their childwhich is why Pact offers special educational and support programs for those considering transracial adoption.
All of our services are free to expectant parents, and our placement services for pre-adoptive parents are offered on a steep sliding scale based on income, so that no qualified low- or middle-income families are barred from adopting due to prohibitive costs. Pact is known around the country as a model and advocate of ethical, honest, anti-racist adoption practices.
See some of our Families Looking to Adopt.
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