Why choose PACT?

If you’d like to adopt, you can choose to do this through your local authority, a regional adoption agency, or a voluntary adoption agency, like PACT.

Here are some of the reasons why we think adopting with PACT is a great choice:

  • PACT is a long-standing, established charity and has been building and strengthening families since 1911. We have a long history of providing adoption services and specialist adoption support for life.
  • As an independent adoption charity, PACT has been rated outstanding by Ofsted three times in a row in 2014, 2017 and 2023.
  • PACT has a stable and committed workforce, with a passion to support families and a desire to deliver the highest quality services.
  • Last year, PACT found loving and permanent homes for 63 children. See the impact of our services.
Download our guide to adoption

What is a voluntary adoption agency?

Voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) are independent, not-for-profit organisations which are smaller than most statutory agencies and offer a personalised service to adopters from all backgrounds.

VAAs work in partnership with local authorities and regional adoption agencies across the whole of the UK to find families for children in care who are unable to stay with their birth relatives. To learn more about VAAs, read our blog here.

We are always looking for more people to consider becoming parents through adoption. To find out if you are eligible to adopt, take our short online quiz.

Take our self assessment quiz

What support does PACT offer?

As a charity, PACT fundraises to provide enhanced adoption support services:

PACT runs adoption events through the year where adopters can meet other PACT families. The most popular of these are Family Fun Days, held in Brighton, London and the Thames Valley, and our online adopter support evenings with a different monthly theme. 

PACT’s family finding team works in partnership with adoption agencies around the country to find families for children in care who cannot remain with their birth family. 

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

Find out why five families chose to adopt through a voluntary adoption agency

You can watch the whole film series here on our YouTube channel

Talking Adoption show

In this episode of our Talking Adoption live series, Grace interviews PACT adopter Lesley to find about why she chose to adopt through a voluntary adoption agency like PACT.

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

View the Talking Adoption show on YouTube