How we help...
PairTree's platform enables licensed adoption professionals to meet the evolving needs of adopting families and expectant moms.
Together, we will.
To improve adoption, we need to work with the best (that’s you!). Let's collaborate and make a difference!
Collaboration, not Competition.
When licensed adoption professionals collaborate, the adoption process is safer and healthier for everyone. Our referral network connects expectant mothers and adoptive families to your organization, while our platform provides you with custom software to improve the home study and outreach processes.
Technology that Protects
Our technology helps to identify and notify adoption professionals of scams nationwide using our Safe Connection Filters, nationwide scam alerts, and a growing database of known scams. (Simply create a business listing to get on the scam alert list.)
Mix & Match the Services you Need
Pick and choose which services make sense for you. We’ll customize the experience – and private-label it so that your organization name, logo and brand are front and center. From home study to outreach. Educating adopting families to marketing your organization – we can help.
PairTree powers the tools you need to better serve your organization, expectant moms and adopting families.
Learning that Never Ends
Our expert-speaker series hosted by adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and professionals is coordinated with you and your adopting families in mind. We'll send you the invites – making it easy for you to share with your families.
Join our monthly PRO-support group and connect with professionals like you across the country to share best practices, find support on touch cases, and build friendships.
Our nationwide community — agencies, attorneys, social workers — meet monthly for our Pro Support Group to find support, camaraderie, and advice.
The Adoption Enablement Platform
You build families. We build the tools to help you do it. Our software enables you – the licensed adoption professional – to meet the evolving needs of adopting families and expectant moms.
Home Base for Home Studies
The custom-to-your-process solution saves you time while streamlining the home study process for adopting families and your case workers. Take advantage of the HIPAA-compliant software:
- Expiration Date Tracking
- Custom Task Notifications
- Agency Dashboard & Case Worker Dashboards
- References Collected Digitally
- Custom Education Course List via Creating a Family
- Completed PDF Document Access
Home Base includes unlimited certificate level education courses on Creating a Family!
Online Profile Network
No need for adopting families to choose between a national online presence and expert guidance from a local licensed professional—PairTree marries the two. Adopting families link their online profile to you, their licensed professional so that you can guide their matching journey!
Connect also provides:
- Scam Protection Filters
- Access to Cases/Situations
- Shareable Link
- Social Promotion
- Profile Analytics
Custom Profile Books
Our custom, 22-page profile books are built alongside a two-time birth mom. Each book captures the unique personality of the family it's created for and includes:
- Custom Design
- 1:1 Guidance and Review from a 2x Birth Mom
- Agency Requirements Met
- 8.5 x 11 Digital PDF
- 10 Professionally Printed Books
Adoption Professionals Network
We want to adopt families and expectant moms to find you! Create a free listing on PairTree to connect with those exploring adoption and seeking a state-licensed expert. Your listing enables you to:
- Generate Referrals
- Make Professional Connections
- Pro-to-Pro Communication
Reach a greater network of moms, families, and fellow professionals!
I really appreciate how your team is always working hard to make changes to the platform to benefit both the agencies your partner with and the clients.
Jesse Williams, ABC Counseling & Family Services
Love all of these changes and think this is a much better system for applicants. Thanks so much! I am grateful for all the things you have helped with and continue to do for us and our families. I am excited to see where PairTree is heading!!!
Home Study Provider
[Home Base] is revolutionary and will make their employees' and adopting families' lives so much better!
Morning Star Adoptions
Home Study Provider
I’m VERY much enjoying working with PT! I appreciate the can-do attitude from you and the staff. Thank you for all you do!!!
Home Study Provider
Your questions answered.
Is PairTree an advertiser or facilitator?+
No. By definition, PairTree is not advertising or facilitating.
We are a technology company that supports licensed adoption professionals, so that they can better serve adopting families, expectant moms and birth moms. We do not directly identify, evaluate, or match the parties, or take any other steps to facilitate the adoption or place a child. We require adopting families to have a licensed adoption professional associated with their account. That professional will have visibility into the adopting family’s activity, and will be notified when an expectant mom or birth mom contacts the family so that they can provide guidance.
Why does PairTree choose to work for adoption professionals?+
When we think about the complexities and inequities involved in adoption, we know adopting families and expectant moms need a licensed and ethical professional guiding their journey to ensure they are educated and that their preferences will be honored.
For that reason, PairTree has chosen to build software and services to support the licensed, ethical adoption professionals helping adopting families, expectant moms and birth moms on adoption journeys to ensure the modern needs of adopting families, expectant moms and birth moms are met.
Why is participating in a nationwide network essential to an ethical adoption?+
A nationwide search of adopting families on behalf of expectant moms or birth moms – while more work – is essential to an ethical, open adoption.
For too long, an expectant mom or birth moms choice of adopting families has been limited to the available families in her adoption professional’s limited network. A nationwide network of licensed, ethical adoption professionals means expectant moms and birth moms don’t have to settle for “good enough” families.
When you’re part of our nationwide network:
- Adoption professionals can encourage the expectant moms or birth moms they are working with to think deeply about the future, and find a curated list of adopting families that align to her criteria (vs picking a “good enough” family from a limited waitlist).
- Providing expectant moms or birth moms with a curated list of adopting families that align to her criteria provides her with true control over her process – which leads to more confidence in her decision.
- Confidence in her decision is what lays a healthy foundation for the future of the relationship between the Birth Mom ad Adopting Family
- A solid relationship between Birth Mom and Adopting Family is what ultimately benefits the adoptee.
Do you support the legislation to make adoption facilitation illegal?+
We proudly support the new legislation to make facilitation illegal. While the laws around advertising are out of date, vague and potentially a conflict with the 1st Amendment, we believe in their original intent to protect adopting families and expectant moms from predatory and coercive practices. That is why we're engaging with public policy officials and legislative bodies to help raise awareness around the conflicts of interest and misaligned incentives that exist in today’s adoption processes:
- Adopting families endure burdensome costs, opaque processes, long timelines, and discrimination.
- Expectant and Birth Moms lack truly objective options, choice of adopting families, control over their process and support throughout the entirety of their journey.
- Adoption professionals lack visibility into the interstate and online activities of the families and expectant moms they serve.
If I refer an adopting family to PairTree, will they be referred back to me?+
Yes. When the adopting family lists you as their adoption professional, two things happen:
- You have visibility into their actions on PairTree so that you can provide guidance when needed.
- We will refer the adopting family back to you whenever they have questions or move to a phase of their adoption journey where your services apply.
What do I need to know about the home study platform, Home Base?+
What is Home Base?
Home Base is your comprehensive home study productivity platform designed to streamline the adoption process. Our goals are to simplify logistics for providers and families, shift the focus towards preparation and education, improve efficiency, security, and transparency, and provide added value to the adoption journey. Home Base is tailored to meet the specific needs of your agency, offering custom dashboards, secure data storage, and a highly available support team.
What are the benefits of Home Base?
So many (and it will only continue to grow the closer we work with you!) including: Unlimited, lifetime access to certificate-level education through Creating a Family. The platform digitizes your existing forms, making the entire process accessible online. Families are equipped with custom dashboards that allow them to seamlessly upload documents, request references electronically, and effortlessly track their progress. In addition to these incredible features, Home Base is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with a HIPAA-compliant platform, and we're dedicated to providing extensive support to both providers and families throughout their journey.
How much does Home Base cost?
Home Base is an affordable solution that costs $100 per home study. Some providers choose to absorb this cost into their existing fee structure, while others may add the $100 as a separate line item in their home study process. The flexibility allows you to choose what works best for your agency and families.
Is PairTree involved in my family's experience on Home Base?
PairTree's involvement is solely in providing the software to power Home Base. We are not directly involved in your family's experience. Our role is to assist you in streamlining your home study process and supporting your agency's needs. Home Base can also be private-labeled with your agency's logo, ensuring a seamless, branded experience.
What is the process to get started with Home Base?
Getting started with Home Base is a quick and straightforward process. Most providers can be up and running on Home Base within a matter of weeks. We work closely with you to understand your full home study process, collect the necessary documents, and configure Home Base to meet your unique needs. We review the setup with you for approval and provide training for your team members. Once you are set up on Home Base, we create custom dashboards for each family and remain readily available to assist with any questions or concerns from you or your families.
Is Connect part of Home Base?
The decision to integrate Connect into your Home Base experience is entirely up to you. You have the flexibility to choose whether you want families to have access to the services available in Connect. Some providers exclusively use Home Base, while others opt for a combination of Home Base and Connect. Both platforms can be private-labeled with your agency's logo, allowing you to provide online profiles, profile books, and access to the entire network of families under your agency's brand and guidance.
For those excited about integrating Home Base and Connect into your agency, we've created the Foundation Program – an opportunity for a family to expand their outreach efforts with an online profile and profile book, while still relying on your professional guidance! This allows you to support more families with outeach and matching support when there may not be room in your Domestic Matching Program.
What do I need to know about the outreach and connection platform, Connect?+
What happens if one of my families connects with an expectant mom on Connect?
The adopting family’s adoption professional will be notified whenever an expectant mom or birth mom contacts the adopting family, so that the adoption professional can provide guidance on if/how to proceed.
Do I still get paid if my family matches on Connect?
Yes, of course. You are the adoption professional that the adopting family hired to help navigate their journey – from the first connection to placement and beyond.
How many expectant moms join Connect every month?
Every month, 10-20 expectant moms create accounts on PairTree. We have a not-to-exceed 10:1 ratio of adopting families to expectant moms, which gives families a better chance to connect, and gives Moms ample options!
And every expectant mom is connected to a local licensed adoption professional in our network to provide her mental and physical healthcare resources as well as legal support. We also encourage her to use the filters on PairTree to view online profiles of adopting families that align with her criteria.
How does PairTree provide scam and fraud prevention?
Safe Connection Filters track major markers of scams and notify professionals immediately of any suspicious behavior. (We also share scam alerts with licensed adoption professionals nationwide to keep the entire adoption community safe.) Learn more about the four key scam markers we monitor.
How does Account Linking Magic work?
Families no longer have to choose between expanded outreach and expert guidance from a licensed professional—PairTree enables both. Families can link their online profile to a licensed placement professional...we call it Account Linking Magic!
"Linked" professionals can view their family's online activity and provide guidance when the family is contacted by an expectant mother or adoption professional in our network.
Professionals no longer need to recommend their families to expensive middlemen, and lose sight of their home study-approved families as they embark on matching/placement.
How can Connect help me support more adopting families?
For those excited about providing their adopting families more opportunities to connect with an expectant mom, we've created the Foundation Program – an opportunity for a family to expand their outreach efforts with an online profile and profile book, while still relying on your professional guidance! This allows you to provide more families with outreach and matching support when there may not be room in your Domestic Matching Program.