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.

If you are ready to set up a Pre-Placement Consultation with Pact please complete our two-step process.

  1. Click on the link below to complete our Getting to Know You Form (each adult applicant in your family must complete their own form).
  2. Pay for your consultation using the payment button below and send us your forms.

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. Once we have received both your forms and payment ( we will contact you to set up your consultation, usually within 48 hours of receiving your forms and payment.

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

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