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.

In keeping with this child-centered approach, we require a consultation, 1.5 to 2 hours in length, 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.

If you reside in the state of NY please email for more information about how Pact can support your adoption journey.

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 this three-step process:

  1. Download and complete our Prospective Adoptive Parent forms (see links below). Each adult applicant in your family must complete their own form.
  2. Pay for your consultation (click button below).
  3. Once payment is made, email your completed forms to

If you have questions, please contact us at or (510) 243-9460. Once we have received both your payment and your forms, we will contact you, usually within 48 hours, to schedule your consultation.

Pre-Placement Consultation:
The consultation fee is $400 for a 1.5 to 2 hour session
Consultation may be conducted in person or over the phone.


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