PACER is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and grassroots volunteer organization run by individuals with a lived adoption experience. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive community of healing and wellness for adopted individuals, first/birth parents, and adoptive parents.
Our mission is to raise awareness about the lifelong experiences of adoption among families, professionals, and adoption triad members. PACER’s most important program is our peer-led support groups. We have realized our goal many time over in our support groups throughout our 35 year history. In addition, we offer membership, educational resources for all triad members and professionals working with our population, as well as opportunities for engagement in regional community events. Our passionate members also work to reform access to California’s closed adoption records through legislative efforts.