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Adopted children prepare for first Mother’s Day

Besi Besemar March 7, 2015

81 new mums will celebrate their first Mother’s Day thanks to adoption through PACT.



MOTHER’S Day on Sunday, March 15 will be extra special for 81 new mums across London and the Thames Valley who have adopted their children through PACT in the last 12 months.

One new PACT mum, Deborah is looking forward to her first Mother’s Day since adopting her son, aged two.

Deborah said: “Last year, Mother’s Day was a day not to get out of bed for. Not being able to have our own children we had thought about adoption but believed too many of the worst stories you hear about it. However we changed our minds after going to an information evening held by PACT.

“PACT supported us through the adoption process – without them we would never have adopted our little boy aged two.

“This Mother’s Day I will be thankful that I am finally a Mum – of course flowers and definitely chocolates are a plus – but a hug from our son and seeing the huge smile on his face is priceless.

“To us it doesn’t matter that we are not his birth parents. There are all sorts of parents in this world. Being a family has opened up another world – one we thought we would never be part of.”

Shirley Elliot
Shirley Elliot

Shirley Elliott, PACT Adoption and Fostering Director, said: “Congratulations to all the mums celebrating Mother’s Day after adopting their children.

“PACT has helped hundreds of women to create or extend their family over recent years. We encourage anyone thinking about adoption to get in touch to find out more.

“There are 3,500 children who still need a mum – many of them are aged four or over, in a sibling group or have additional needs. If you feel you could offer a secure and loving home to a child in care then contact PACT.”

PACT welcomes single women, as well as those in a relationship.

To find out more telephone: 0300 456 4800,

Or go along to a PACT adoption information event.

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