Oxfordshire adopters needed

ADOPTION charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) would love to hear from anyone in Oxfordshire who can provide a secure loving home to a child in care.

PACT supports families across the south east through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects. Last year PACT placed 92 children with their forever families. There are currently more than 2,500 children waiting to be adopted in England.

PACT is particularly looking for couples or single people, including those from the LGBT community, who can consider adopting a child with additional needs, a child of BME heritage or a sibling group of three or more.

PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick said: “We would love to hear from you if you are thinking about embarking on a route to adopt. We understand this is a big step but we urge you to get in touch to find out more and work out if adoption is right for you. It could be the first step you take on an amazing journey.”

PACT holds information events where anyone considering adoption can find out more about what’s involved and the services it offers. These are free to attend but please book a place in advance by calling 0300 456 4800. For dates and times of events coming up please see our online events calendar. Information events are led by a PACT social worker and will include a talk from someone who has adopted through PACT. There will also be chance to ask questions and talk informally to adoption staff, and there will be information to take away and read at home. If there isn’t an information event coming up soon in your area please contact us as we may be able to arrange an individual meeting.

Lorna Hunt, Service Director for PACT, added: “Our experienced and approachable teams can offer help and support from day one. If you are thinking of adopting or have any questions at all about our services, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.”

You can find out more about PACT and its adoption services by calling 0300 456 4800 or emailing enquiries@pactcharity.org