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Support during lockdown
The Adoption Process

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As a member of Adoption UK, you can access a whole host of resources, webinars, support & community networks


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Our weekly virtual meet ups & expert webinars are packed full of information, experience & knowledge.


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News and blog posts

  • Working together

    Foster carers can make an incredible difference to children’s lives. They provide nurture and security at a time when the world can seem to be a very frightening place. Read more

  • Empowering our community

    Our CEO, Sue Armstrong Brown sets our our strategy and vision for the next 3 years. Read more

  • Adopting siblings - the AUK view

    Of the 2,030 children waiting to be adopted, almost half are part of a sibling group. The latest #YouCanAdopt campaign, run by adoption agencies in England, launches today and is encouraging more people to come forward to adopt siblings. Read more

  • Lords Committee voices concern over continuation of virtual visits to looked after children

    A House of Lords committee has published a report raising concerns about the length of time social workers will be able to continue to make virtual visits to vulnerable looked after children. Read more

  • The hardest decision

    A heartfelt & honest blog addressing the difficult subject of adoption disruption. Read more

  • Adopting with an autistic child

    Guest blogger, @Sarah_eternally_endo talks through her experiences of going through the adoption process with her older birth child who lives with autism Read more