Adopters from keyworker professions

PACT is appealing to keyworkers such as nurses, teachers, police officers, social workers, doctors, ambulance staff, childminders and those in the care sector to come forward as potential adoptive parents.

Given their professional experience and skills, people from keyworker professions typically make strong adopters who particularly valued by local authorities looking to place a child.

PACT is a warm, welcoming and professional agency open to a wide range of people, including couples or single people, who can consider adopting children over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, black or mixed ethnicity children and children who may have physical or learning disabilities.

“My experience as a teacher helped me be a better mum”

“Having worked with children for many years, from a variety of backgrounds, I had a good understanding of children’s needs and child development. I had also seen so many children change in such a positive way when they get the right teacher. I felt I could relate this to parenting.

“I had a good understanding of the need to have firm, fair boundaries for children and I understood children thrive with clear routine that is based on love and respect. Working in a school helped me develop the patience I needed to help our child through the tough times, and to understand all children can change for the better when they know you believe in them.”

– Nicola*, teacher and adoptive mum

*Name changed for confidentiality purposes

Read about PACT adopters who have worked in keyworker professions

Rated outstanding by Ofsted, PACT offers all its adoptive families access to a wide range of support including training, support groups, education support, activities for children, the online support platform The Adopter Hub and PACT’s specialist therapeutic services FACTS.

If you’d like to have a chat about starting your adoption process, 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 adoption process from PACT social workers and a PACT adopter will share their story.

Our enquiries line is open 10am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10am-1pm on Saturday. You can also request a call from our team by completing our enquiry form here.

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