Adoptee Voices

Events for adopted teens and young people

We’re running a series of events for adopted teenagers and young people. The events are a great way to get to know other adoptees in a relaxed and fun environment.

If you are an adopted teenager or young person, you have a unique perspective. We want to provide a supportive space for you to meet our team and connect with other young people who were adopted through PACT.

We are running regular events for different age groups. The sessions provide a space to socialise, either virtually or in person, as well as chatting about topics that are important to you and sharing your thoughts and feelings.

To book a place, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

To find out more, email our team on adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org.

Hear from someone who attends the group

Olivia* has been attending the Adoptee Voices group for several years. She said:

“It’s good because then it means that I’m not alone. For me at school, I tend to keep it to myself, I don’t really say anything about it but people do ask me about it and sometimes they ask me questions about it and then when I tell them what it is and stuff like that, they then start making horrible things about it and are not that understanding about it. So it’s good that I’m with people who have gone through something like that, and that they’re able to give me advice on what I can do.”

*Name and image changed to protect identity

Read more

Upcoming events

July 2024

sat06jul10:30 amsat12:30 pmAdoptee Voices - Paddle boarding social event for ages 10-12 (in person)10:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Wokingham Waterside Centre in Reading

sat06jul1:00 pmsat3:00 pmAdoptee Voices - Paddle boarding social event for ages 13-17 (in person)1:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Wokingham Waterside Centre in Reading

September 2024

sat14sep2:30 pmsat3:30 pmAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 10-12 (online)For PACT adopted young people2:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Online Event, joining details provided after booking

sat14sep4:00 pmsat5:00 pmAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 13-17 (online)For PACT adopted young people4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Online Event, joining details provided after booking

October 2024

mon28octAll DayAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 10-12 (in person)Venue and timings to be confirmed(All Day: Monday)(GMT+00:00) TBC

mon28octAll DayAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 13-17 (in person)Venue and timings to be confirmed(All Day: Monday)(GMT+00:00) TBC

December 2024

sat07dec2:30 pmsat3:30 pmAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 10-12 (online)For PACT adopted young people2:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Online Event, joining details provided after booking

sat07dec4:00 pmsat5:00 pmAdoptee Voices - social event for ages 13-17 (online)For PACT adopted young people4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Online Event, joining details provided after booking

Event adoptionsupport@pactcharity (Adoptee Voices only)

Form for events that sends the submission to adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org

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Request to book onto an event

Please confirm you are a PACT adoptee*

These groups are only available to those who were adopted through PACT. If you were adopted through another agency, we unfortunately cannot book you on to any of our support events. Please tick the box to confirm you are a PACT adoptee.

Please note: submitting this form does not guarantee you a place. Our team will contact you to let you know if you have been successfully booked onto the event.

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Young people who have attended the events before said: