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.


Placement Services

Pact has African American, Latino (Hispanic), and multiracial families available to adopt immediately. Too often, women carrying children of color have faced limited options when dealing with an adoption system developed to facilitate placements of white children. We always have families waiting whose first choice is to adopt children of color and we work in cooperation with both agencies and professionals in the private sector. We have pre-adoptive families of all races: African American, Latino, Asian, Caucasian, and multiracial, with 80% of our families having at least one parent who is a person of color. Birth parents who work with Pact usually remain in some form of contact with the adoptive family. We believe this practice of openness respects the child's birthright to understand their birth history.

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.

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Consultations and Resources

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.

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Educational Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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 professionals@pactadopt.org.

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