BME Adoption

Children of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) heritage often wait the longest to be adopted. We are particularly looking for adopters of Black Caribbean, African or dual heritage to enable children to be matched with adopters who they can identify with culturally, visually and emotionally.

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, PACT offers unrivalled post-adoption support including our award winning therapeutic support service FACTS. PACT is looking for a range of adopters from all backgrounds, and welcomes single adopters as well as couples and is actively recruiting adopters from the LGBT community.

To find out more about adopting with PACT, download an adoption guide.

If you'd like to have an informal chat about adoption, 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 Monday-Friday 10am-3pm by calling 0300 456 4800. You can also email

This film features a PACT adoptive family who adopted a child of dual heritage.


  • Can I speak to someone who adopted with PACT?  PACT has an adopter champion who adopted a BME sibling group of two children who is available to speak to prospective adopters.
  • What support is available if I adopt with PACT?  PACT is dedicated to supporting our families through the lifetime of their adoption journeys.  We offer specialist support and therapeutic services through our Strengthening Families 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. As well as this adopted children have priority in the adopters school of choice.
  • Does PACT have experience of placing children of BME heritage with adopters?  PACT has assessed families for BME children from a wide range of background and is experienced in this type of assessment, matching and placement for such families
  • Will the process take a long time?  PACT is committed to reducing the waiting time for ‘priority children’ of BME heritage waiting for adopters and will work with prospective adopters to ensure the assessment process is as efficient as possible.