Families of faith
PACT is one of the largest independent adoption agencies in England. In 2020 PACT placed 89 children with their forever family. All adopters can benefit from PACT’s adoption support services including our Strengthening Families Team, The Adopter Hub, our Adopter Champions team and our award winning Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service.
PACT approves many families of faith to become adopters and is experienced in assessing and matching adopters of all faiths and none.
PACT has a long history of working with families interested in Christian adoption and have partnered with Home for Good to encourage more Christian families and those who attend church to think about growing their family through adoption. PACT staff have also been trained by Home for Good founder, Krish Kandiah, in order for them to enhance their understanding of the Christian community and any concerns they may have about the adoption process. For more information on PACT’s history and connection to the Oxford Diocese, read about our story. Home for Good is not an adoption agency, but works with PACT to create the Home for Good pathway to adoption. Recommended by Home for Good and considered ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, PACT is committed to providing a faith-friendly service and offers fantastic post-adoption support, for life.
This is what one mum said about adopting as a Christian:
“[My church] welcomed my boys with open arms and were keen to understand the particular needs of adopted children. Other adoptive families in the wider church community made particular effort to come alongside us with shared experience and empathy. Their prayers and practical help have seen me through the season of adjustment and their ongoing support enables me to balance full-time work and full-time motherhood.”
“My own faith has been deepened and enriched through the whole process. Theologically adoption is an important concept; in church we talk about how God has loved us and made us his children through Jesus. But when you actually take a child into your home, give them your name, write them into your will and nurture them with unconditional love, you feel the reality of God’s love for you in a completely new way.”
– Joy, Vicar and adoptive mum of two
Meet Grace, PACT’s Adopter Diversity Recruitment Officer
Grace speaks about her role reaching out to specific communities and encouraging more people to consider adoption.
Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, PACT offers award-winning therapeutic support. All PACT adopters have access to a wide range of support including training, support groups, education support, activities for children and access to online support service The Adopter Hub and PACT’s award-winning therapeutic services FACTS.
If you’d like to have a chat about starting your adoption process, you can speak to one of PACT’s Enquiries Officers. They can give you some more information, answer any questions you may have and book you onto a PACT Adoption Information Event where you will hear a bit more about the adoption process from PACT social workers and a PACT adopter will share their story.
Our Enquiries Line is open 10am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10am-1pm on Saturday. You can also fill in our enquiry form here.