New animated film for prospective adopters

PACT has teamed up with other the other independent adoption agencies in England to produce an animated film for those considering adoption.

The film, which can be seen here, helps those considering adoption know what to expect and makes suggestions on how best to prepare themselves for the journey.

The film is being launched this week to recognise that there are just three months to go until National Adoption Week which takes place from 17th- 23rd October with a theme embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption.

In September 2015 there were 2,060 children waiting in the care system to be adopted and PACT is recruiting adopters for those that wait the longest. These ‘priority children’ can be aged four or over, be part of a sibling group that need to stay together, have additional needs or uncertainty or be of BME heritage.

Chief Executive at PACT Jan Fishwick said: “This new animated film is a great starting point for those considering adoption, the information is very useful and easy to digest.

“PACT is committed to finding the right families for the ‘priority children’ waiting. If you live within 50 miles of our Reading, Brighton or London offices and have thought about adoption I would urge you to contact PACT. Our friendly and skilled team is rated outstanding by Ofsted and PACT adopters can access our award-winning FACTS therapeutic support service. We take pride in supporting our adoptive families for life.”

PACT runs regular information events across its offices:

- Wednesday 3rd August 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Brighton)

- Tuesday 9th August 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Reading)

- Saturday 20th August 10.00am – 11.30am (London)

- Friday 2nd September 10.00am – 2.00pm (Brighton drop in session)

- Tuesday 13th September 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Reading)

- Thursday 22nd September 6.30pm – 8.30pm (London)

- Wednesday 5th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Brighton)

- Thursday 20th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm (London)

To find out more about adopting with PACT, download an information pack or book on to an information event, click here or call 0300 456 4800.