LGBT adoption

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 a child (or children) in care waiting for their forever family. 

In 2019-20, 31 per cent of PACT adopters were from the LGBT+ community. 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 infomation 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 email or on 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 offices in Reading (HQ), London Pimlico, and Brighton and welcome LGBT adoption applications from couples or single people living in the South East of England.

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


Pride Flags | Gay Adoption | LGBT Adoption

Read our blog post about Brighton Pride by PACT's Events and Marketing Manager, Sam Ward.

Blog: Brighton Pride 2020


Or you can read about some of our LGBT+ adopters in these case studies:

Mark and Lawrence adopted Cait and Oliver in 2016

LGBT Adoption Agencies Case Study | Gay Adoption

Tam and Katrina adopted Jake and Oli in 2019

LGBT Adoption Agencies Case Study | Gay Adoption UK


New Family Social 

New Family Social is the UK network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) adoptive and foster families. PACT adopters are entitled to become New Family Social members for life- free of charge! Visit for more information.

Gay Adoption - New Family Social | LGBT Adoption