We're determined to get the right support at the right time, from childhood into adulthood, for everyone who can't grow up in their birth families.

We connect people across the adoption community, support adopters and adoptees, and work with them to influence the decisions that affect their lives.

General Election 2024 – please check out our election page including Adoption UK’s own manifesto and what the political parties are offering on policies that affect adoption:

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News and blog posts

  • New government must follow up on manifesto promise to support adoption with clear plans to invest in lifelong support for adoptees

    Yesterday’s General Election saw Labour return to power after 14 years in opposition. This holds a significant opportunity for the party to set out how it will deliver on its manifesto commitment to ‘support children in care, including through kinship, foster care, and adoption’. Read more

  • The Promise Plan 24-30: Placing lived experience at the heart of our work

    The recent publication of The Promise Plan 24-30 is a welcome next step for those organisations working towards keeping The Promise in Scotland, continuing the critical centering of voices of those who have both lived, and currently live within the care system. Read more

  • Special educational needs – getting the right support for your child

    As part of our Breaking the Barriers to school attendance campaign, Kate Cox a non-practising solicitor for IPSEA, the leading charity advising on English SEND law, and an adoptive parent has written a guest blog. Kate broadly outlines what support adopted children with special educational needs are legally entitled to in England and what parents and carers can do if their child needs more support. Read more

  • Our response to party manifestos

    This week saw the publication of most of the main political parties’ manifestos, setting out their key policy priorities should they become elected to form the next government when the country goes to the polls on 4th July. Read more

  • Voices of Volunteering

    Three Adoption UK Scotland volunteers discuss their experiences and share some tips for anyone thinking about volunteering. Read more

  • Record crisis levels for adopted people

    The Adoption Barometer 2024 reveals that more adoptive families are in crisis than ever before and adult adoptees face a void of support . Read more