Adoption panel

PACT’s adoption panel reviews every adoption application to adopt and makes a recommendation to the Agency Decision Maker regarding the applicant’s suitability to adopt. This is part of the legal process to be an approved adopter. 

There is a common myth that the adoption panel is there to test prospective adopters and put them through their paces. At PACT we want to show prospective adopters that the panel is there to review the assessment and find out more about each family and what they have to offer. The adoption panel aims to put applicants at ease throughout the process. 

Watch this short video to see PACT’s adoption panel at work.

Meet PACT’s adoption panel members

The adoption panel members have a wealth of experience and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. All panel members have either personal or professional experience of adoption, and all have the same aim of helping create strong families and positive futures for children from the care system. 

Please note that some adoption panel members are not included in this leaflet for safeguarding reasons. 

PACT’s adoption panel members

Eddie’s experience of PACT panel

Watch this video of Eddie, PACT adopter and panel member share his experience of going to panel.

Take the next step…

Read our adoption guide

Our Brief Guide to Adoption contains information about PACT and what to expect from the adoption process.

Download our guide

Contact our enquiries team

Get in touch with our friendly Enquiries team to find out more about adopting with PACT.

Make an enquiry

Come to an information event

Come to one of our online adoption information events and find out if adoption is right for you.

See our events