PACT is celebrating finding forever families for the 78 children who were placed with 57 PACT families between April 2015 and March 2016.
PACT has been supporting local families for more than 100 years providing adoption services as well as running inspirational community projects for families affected by domestic abuse and vulnerable women.
However the search for adopters at PACT continues. In September 2015 there were 2,060 children in England with a placement order for adoption still waiting to be placed with adopters, nearly half of whom are in sibling groups of two or more children.*
PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick said: “We’re delighted to have made so many placements with our families over the last year.
“We must continue to recruit adopters for 'priority children' who have been waiting the longest. These children can be aged four or over, have additional needs or are in a sibling group.
"We’re finding that sibling groups are often made up of three children, so if you think you’re up to the challenge of three, we’d love to hear from you. Finding adopters for these groups means they can stay together which is so important.
“There is also great demand for adopters of Black British, Caribbean and African heritage.”
PACT is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and offers support for life to all families through its award winning therapeutic support service, FACTS. PACT can also offer accelerated adoption assessments to the types of adopters who are needed most, in order to speed up the adoption process.
PACT run regular adoption information events to find out more about the process and hear from a PACT adoptive family. To find out more visit https://www.pactcharity.org/ or call PACT’s dedicated Enquiries Team on 0300 456 4800. Lines are open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm.