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You Can Adopt

"To anyone considering adoption I'd say 'Do it! Jump all over it!' Its the best thing we've ever done!"

Hannah, PACT adopter

If you are thinking about adopting a child, or would like to know more information about adoption, PACT is here to help!

PACT is an independent adoption agency rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2014 and 2017. We recruit, prepare, approve and support adoptive parents for children in care who are waiting for adoption, and place them with their permanent family. In 2020, we found secure and loving homes for 89 children.

We welcome enquiries from people living within a 50 mile radius of each of our locations in Reading, Oxford, London and Brighton (see our location map below). So if you live in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, South Warwickshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Greater London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire or Essex please do contact us to take the first steps to adoption!

We recommend that you download our Guide to Adoption as a first step and then come to one of our adoption information events for more information about adoption.

We are sure you will have lots of questions about whether you are suitable or what the adoption process involves. We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions but you can also contact our friendly adoption enquiries team using this form or by calling 0300 456 4800. Lines are open 10am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10am-1pm on Saturday.

The number of children waiting for adoption is increasing while the numbers of adopters are falling. We need prospective adopters who, with our award-winning package of adoption support, can become parents to a child (or children) who needs a loving and secure family.

We especially welcome enquiries from people who can consider adopting children who typically wait longer to be adopted. These are sibling groups of two or more children, children of Black, mixed or minority ethnic heritage, children with additional needs or uncertainty and children aged four or over.

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