FATHER’S Day on 19th June will be extra special for 66 new dads across Berkshire, London and the South who have had their adoptive children placed with them through PACT in the last year.
PACT is an independent adoption agency rated Outstanding by Ofsted and is committed to supporting its families for life with an award-winning therapeutic support service.
There were 79 children placed with the 66 new dads, many of them adopting a sibling group and helping brothers and sisters in care to stay together. PACT urgently needs more families who can consider adopting a sibling group of up to three children.
One new PACT dad, Harry, said: “For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a father. I’d thought about the birth, first day of school, father of the bride – things like that – but never first Father’s Day in particular. Now, that has all changed due to our amazing three children and it is something I have thought about over the past couple of weeks. I have learnt every moment is time we will never have again and to make the most of them all, and my first Father’s Day will be a day I will remember for the rest of my life.
“To adopt a sibling group of three has been the toughest and single most rewarding thing my wife and I have done. 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.”
Chief Executive at PACT Jan Fishwick said: “Congratulations to every one of our 66 new dads, who are making a real difference in these children’s lives.
“We welcome heterosexual couples, single men and women and same sex couples to approach us about adoption. We particularly need adopters with the time and space to adopt a sibling group or who could adopt a child of black or minority ethnic heritage.
“If you are thinking about adoption I would really encourage you to visit our website and download our information pack, or call us and speak to our friendly enquiries team who will be able to answer any questions you might have and book you onto an information event.”
To find out more about adopting with PACT, download an information pack or book on to an information event, visit www.pactcharity.org or call 0300 456 4800.