Adopting siblings

“Three is amazing, challenging and the best thing ever for both the kids and us”

PACT adopter Laura

Could you adopt brothers and sisters and keep them together?

Often there are groups of brothers and/or sisters in care who really need to be kept together for a sibling adoption. PACT adoption is looking for some very special adopters who can take a sibling group of two or three children. Last year, 63% of the children PACT placed in loving families were in sibling groups.

Finding adopters with the skills and space for more than one child is crucial so that these brothers and sisters can be adopted together. PACT is looking for a range of adopters from all backgrounds who can consider welcoming siblings into their homes.

This short film interviews a family who adopted three children through PACT.

To find out more about adopting with PACT, click below to download our guide to adoption.

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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, PACT offers specialist therapeutic support. All PACT adopters have access to a wide range of support including training, support groups, education support, activities for children and access to our online Children And Trauma Community Hub  and PACT’s 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 fill in 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

Talking Adoption show

In this episode, PACT’s team chatted with two parents who chose to adopt siblings.

To see more videos in our Talking Adoption series, click below.

View the Talking Adoption show on YouTube

Read the stories of families who adopted siblings with PACT


PACT is dedicated to supporting our families through the lifetime of their adoption journeys.  We offer specialist adoption support and therapeutic services through our Strengthening Families Team, our online Children And Trauma Community Hub , our Adopter Champions team and our specialist Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service. The Adoption Support Fund is also available for the emotional and behavioural needs for children placed up to and after an adoption order is made. Adopted children also have priority in the adopters school of choice.

Ideally there needs to be a room for each child or the capacity to make separate bedrooms in the future.

PACT has assessed families for large sibling adoption groups and is very experienced in this type of assessment, matching and placement for such families. PACT’s dedicated team of Placement Officers are committed to finding the right match for PACT families.

PACT has a team of Adopter Champions who have a variety of different adoption experiences including adopting siblings and are available to speak to prospective adopters.