Pact will be there for you at every step of the journey.
The consultation process begins when you contact Pact, continues through your decision whether or not to make an adoption plan, and if you chose adoption lasts through and beyond the placement of your child. We are here to help: call our toll-free Births Parent Line at 800-750-7590 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know the best way to reach you.
We will work to meet your individual needs. You can count on us to help you understand things as they come up: how to make a decision you can live with, how to plan a smooth adoption process if that is your choice, how to meet the legal requirements, and how to anticipate the emotional passages most people experience along this journey. You can also count on Pact to be acutely aware of the unique challenges that people of color face in this country, and to work with you to find an adoptive family that can truly nurture your child and support their racial identity.
who we are, what we believe, and how we work. You can expect us to treat you as we would wish to be treated with respect and honesty. In return, we will expect you to be genuinely honest with yourself about the changes that adoption will cause in your life and family.
Once we have introduced ourselves, we will want to hear your story. Why are you thinking about adoption? Could your baby stay with you? How does your family feel? What does the baby's father want? What experience do you have with adoption? What are your goals?
Introductions to adoptive parents are based on the similarity of their needs and hopes to yours. During the placement process, we will offer you full information about waiting parents we think might interest you. Together we evaluate the family you are interested in. Did you find what you were looking for? What worries you? What feels good? What do you still want to know? What can you do to get ready for your first telephone conversation? How can you be sure who is the right family for your baby? Do you still think adoption is the right choice? What if you change your mind?
Pact's Point of View, features articles written by adoptive parents, adopted people, and birth parents, as well as adoption professionals. Workshops and other educational events will be made available to you whenever possible.