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 2017 more than a third 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 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 from 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.

We have offices in Reading (HQ), London Pimlico, and Brighton and welcome 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.