OUTSTANDING rated adoption charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) is holding a series of adoption information evenings to encourage people to open their hearts and homes to one of the 6,890* children waiting for a forever family.
29 Apr 2014
The first event in Reading on Thursday 8th May will include a short talk from PACT adopters Dionne and Paul who will share their personal experience of adopting. Attendees will find out more about the process and be able to ask questions.
The second event, at Clapham Library on Monday 12th May, will primarily reach out to black and minority ethnic families.
More than a quarter (28%*) of children waiting to be adopted have black or minority ethnicity (BME). PACT is holding this talk specifically to encourage members of these communities to consider adopting.
PACT adopter Dionne said: “I have waited so long to be a mum, it’s a dream come true. I can’t thank PACT enough from the bottom of my heart for everything they have done in making my dream to be a mum become a reality.”
Annette and her husband will be speaking at PACT’s adoption information event on 12th May. They will share their story about adopting their daughter, who has mixed heritage, through PACT in 2012.
Annette said: “We were passionate about adopting and knew our child was out there somewhere. After a long search we met the team from PACT and immediately we knew they were perfect for us.
"We not only have an adorable addition to our family, we have an extended family that have supported and continue to support us in bringing up our little one. PACT is a truly amazing charity that we are eternally grateful to.”
Forthcoming PACT Adoption talks:
- Thursday 8th May, 7 – 8.30pm, PACT Reading, 9 Southern Court, South Street, RG1 4QS
- Monday 12th May, 6.30 – 8pm, Adoption evening for people from black and minority ethnic communities, Clapham Library, London, SW4 7DB
- Tuesday 3rd June, 7 – 8.30pm, PACT Oxford, CMS, Watlington Road, Cowley, OX4 6BZ
- Tuesday 10th June, 7 – 8.30pm, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, CR9 1DG