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 Children And Trauma Community Hub , our Adopter Champions team and our Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) 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.

We welcome enquiries from people across the south of England. We have teams located in Reading, Oxford, London, Milton Keynes, Brighton and Devon.

Download our adoption guide

Advice from parents who have adopted a child with additional needs

PACT adopters were among the parents who contributed to this advice guide, produced by the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA), containing helpful information for anyone considering adopting a child with additional needs.

Download our advice guide

Watch PACT mum Natasha talk about adopting her daughter, who has cerebral palsy.

“The thought that we might have missed out on this life because we’d been too scared is catastrophic… We all would have missed out on this incredible human being who will change the world.”

Read about families who adopted children with additional needs through PACT