In The South

Forever LGBT+ families needed for sibling groups of three

Besi Besemar February 23, 2017

Parent and Children Together (PACT) search for adopters to provide a forever family for groups of siblings who need to stay together.

PACT supports families across the south-east through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects. Last year they placed 91 children with 58 families through their adoption services.

PACT works with a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community.

There are currently more than 2,000 children waiting to be adopted in England, many of them are in sibling groups of two or more.

The charity is particularly looking for adopters who can take a sibling group of three children to enable brothers and sisters to stay together.


Harry and his wife Claire’s dream of a family was realised when they adopted three siblings, all under four years old, through PACT in 2016. He said it had been hard but that the three children had deserved to stay together.

Harry, from Oxford, who will this April be running the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for PACT following the help and support it has given his family, added: “To adopt a sibling group of three has been the toughest and single most rewarding thing my wife and I have done. This is why my tagline for life has quickly become “Will it be Easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely!”

“Our children have been kept together which in turn has helped with their transition to our family whilst also helping to keep their identity. Seeing their smiling, excited faces when I come home from work or get off early and pick them up from school is more than I had ever dreamed of.”


Jan Fishwick
Jan Fishwick

PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick, said: “Finding adopters with the skills and space for three children is crucial so that brothers and sisters, who have often had an unsettled enough start to their life, can be adopted and stay together with a new forever family.

“Our teams are well-experienced at matching and placing sibling groups of three and in helping with the specific challenges such placements can raise. And, as is the case for all our adopted families, we will support families who have adopted three children for life through our specialist support and therapeutic services.

“I would encourage anyone who could consider adopting a sibling group of three to get in touch with us and find out more about what is involved. Our friendly enquiries team will be able to answer any questions you might have, or there is lots of information available on our website”

Names used in this story have been changed to protect identity.

To find out more about adopting with PACT, click here:

Or call 0300 456 4800.

For more information about adopting three children, click here

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