About Adoption

PACT is an independent adoption agency.  We find, prepare and approve people to adopt and then work with local authorities to match adopters with the right child.  Children in the UK that need adopting are looked after by their local authority. 

At PACT we are especially looking for families who can consider adopting children over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children with a black or minority ethnic background and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. 

PACT is looking for a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic heritage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. 

We also need adopters prepared to 'Foster to Adopt'. Find out more about PACT's Fostering for Adoption scheme.

The more experience you have of being around children before you apply the more ahead you will be.  Parenting can be challenging but if you choose to adopt through PACT, we will be here to support you every step of the way. 

See an overview of the two-stage adoption process for prospective adopters

See details of PACT Information Events

If you are thinking of adopting or have any questions about our services please contact us or telephone PACT’s dedicated Enquiry Officers on 0300 456 4800. Lines are open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. You can also email  enquiries@pactcharity.org.

Building brighter futures for children who are in need.

Guide To Adoption

If you are looking to find out more about adopting through PACT then download our guide to adoption. You’ll find a wealth of easy-to-read information and also view our quick reference guide to the adoption process, the different stages you will encounter and learn all about Panel and family finding. Follow the link below to download your copy now.

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