Single parent adoption

Single Parent Adoption | Single Person Adoption

It is a common myth that to adopt, you need to be in a relationship. Lots of our adopters are single parents who successfully adopted one or more children through PACT.

PACT offers support for life to its families and will support parents and children every step of the way. Our support services including our Strengthening Families Team, The Adopter Hub 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 Oxfordshire. We welcome adoption applications from couples or single people living in the South East of England.

Here are some case studies from single parents who chose to adopt on their own:

Susan adopted nine-year-old Leyton in 2016 Joy adopted two brothers in 2016

Emma adopted Josh following a Foster for Adoption placement Anne adopted her daughter Maya in 2019

Darren is a single dad who adopted his son in 2017