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 2018 27 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 Adoption 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 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 adoption applications from couples or single people living in the South East of England.

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

Or you can read about Mark and Lawrence who adopted Cait and Oliver with PACT by downloading this Case study.

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.