If you are thinking about adopting a child, or would like to know more information about adoption, PACT is here to help! 

PACT is an independent adoption agency rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2014 and 2017.

We recruit, prepare, approve and support adoptive parents for children in care who are waiting for adoption, and place them with their permanent family. In 2020, we found secure and loving homes for 89 children. 

Could you adopt?

Interested to find out how easy it would be for you to adopt? Use our interactive self-assessment tool to find out now!

Take our self assessment

We welcome enquiries from people living within a 50 mile radius of each of our locations in Reading, Oxford, London and Brighton (see our location map).

So if you live in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, South Warwickshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Greater London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire or Essex please do contact us to take the first steps to adoption!

We especially welcome enquiries from people who can consider adopting children who typically wait longer to be adopted. These are sibling groups of two or more children, children of Black, mixed or minority ethnic heritage, children with additional needs or uncertainty and children aged four or over. 

Right now there are children waiting for adoption. We need prospective adopters who, with our award-winning package of adoption support, can become parents to a child (or children) who needs a loving and secure family. 

Guide to Adoption


As a first step, we recommend you download our Guide to Adoption.

Download Guide

Adoption Information Events


The next step is to come to one of our  information events  to learn more about adoption.

Find Out More

Frequently Asked Questions


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  here.

See Our FAQ’s

Get in Touch


You can also contact our friendly adoption enquiries team via telephone or fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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