LGBT+ adoption

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

PACT is one of the largest adoption charities in England and was 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.

In 2020, 29% of PACT adopters identified as LGBT+, compared to a national average of 16%. We welcome enquiries from couples or single people living within a 50 mile radius of our locations in Reading, Oxford, London and Brighton.

All PACT adopters are entitled to PACT’s post adoption support and training and access to online support service The Adopter Hub and PACT’s award-winning therapeutic services FACTS.

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

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 enquiries team by  filling in this form  or 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.

We have made this short film featuring Karen, one of our LGBT+ adopters.

Blog: Brighton Pride 2020

Each year we attend Pride events around the south east of England to chat with people who are thinking about becoming parents. While we missed out on some of these events during the Covid-19 pandemic, we look forward to being back soon to wave our flags, celebrate our LGBT+ communities and talk to more people about adopting with PACT. Read our blog post about Brighton Pride by PACT’s Events and Marketing Manager, Sam Ward.

Case studies from some of our LGBT+ adopters