“Three is amazing, challenging and the best thing ever for both the kids and us”
PACT Adopter Laura
Could you adopt brothers and sisters and keep them together?
Often there are groups of brothers and/or sisters in care who really need to be kept together for a sibling adoption. PACT adoption is looking for some very special adopters who can take a sibling group of two or three children. Finding adopters with the skills and space for more than one child is crucial so that these brothers and sisters can be adopted together. Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, PACT offers award-winning therapeutic support. PACT is looking for a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. PACT has an excellent reputation for BME adoption and LGBT adoption.
To find out more about adopting with PACT, download an adoption guide or watch this short film.
To read a case study about a PACT adopter who adopted three children in a sibling adoption click here.
If you'd like to have an informal chat about the 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 process from PACT social workers and a PACT adopter will share their story. PACT's Enquiries Officers are available 10am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10am-1pm on Saturday by calling 0300 456 4800. You can also fill in our enquiry form here.
- What support is available if I adopt more than one child? PACT is dedicated to supporting our families through the lifetime of their adoption journeys. We offer specialist adoption support and therapeutic services through our Strengthening Families Team, The Adopter Hub, our Adopter Champions team and our award winning Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service. The Adoption Support Fund is also available for the emotional and behavioural needs for children placed up to and after an adoption order is made. Adopted children also have priority in the adopters school of choice.
- How much space do I need if i want to consider adopting two or three children in a sibling adoption? Ideally there needs to be a room for each child or the capacity to make separate bedrooms in the future.
- Does PACT have experience of placing three children with adopters? PACT has assessed families for large sibling adoption groups and is very experienced in this type of assessment, matching and placement for such families. PACT's dedicated team of Placement Officers are committed to finding the right match for PACT families.
- Can I speak to someone who has adopted siblings with PACT? PACT has a team of Adopter Champions who have a variety of different adoption experiences including adopting siblings and are available to speak to prospective adopters.