About The Adoption Process

"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, PACT adoption 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 forever family.

We recommend that you download our Guide to Adoption as a first step and then come to one of our free Adoption Events for more information on the adoption process.

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 by email or on 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 need their forever family.

We especially welcome enquiries from people who can consider adopting sibling groups of two or more children, black adoption or children of minority ethnic heritage, children with additional needs or uncertainty and children aged four or over.