Adopting children with additional needs

We are always looking for adopters who are willing to adopt children with additional needs.

PACT offers support for life to its families and will support parents and children every step of the way. Our support services include our Strengthening Families Team, The Adopter Hub, our Adopter Champions team and FACTS, PACT's therapeutic support service.

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 filling in our enquiry form or calling 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 social workers based in Oxfordshrire. We welcome adoption applications from couples or single people living in the South East of England.

Here are some case studies from couples and single adopters who chose to adopt children with additional needs:

Sally and Peter adopted Ellie, who has Down's Syndrome, in 2009 Eleanor and Chris adopted William, who has a chromosome disorder and developmental delay, in 2015

Joanne adopted Lara, her third child with additional needs, in 2015 Neil and Matt adopted Joe, who has autism, in 2016