Adoption UK - 50th Anniversary

Adoption UK is 50! 

50 is a big milestone, and an opportunity to pause, reflect and plan for the futureFor 50 years we have supported, advocated, championed and been there for adoptive families around the UK.

Today our cause is as clear and compelling as ever; to secure the right support at the right time for the children at the heart of every adoptive and kinship care family.  

For Adoption UK, this all began in 1971, when Elvis Presley and The Jackson 5 were in the charts, a gallon of petrol was 33p and two adopters starting running a voluntary organisation from their homes, for adopted children with special needsAdoption has changed a lot since then, and so have we. 

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  • Adoption UK Blog

    Read the latest blogs from Adoption UK Read more

  • 50 years of AUK

    Digital Timeline Read more

  • 50 Faces

    Throughout our 50th year, we will be introducing 50 people with their own unique adoption stories. Read more

  • 50th Fundraising Heroes

    Join our 50th Fundraising Heroes team. Find out more. Read more

  • Equal Chance

    Throughout our 50th year we will be campaigning for an equal chance for adopted children. Find out how you can get involved. Read more

  • Anniversary activities & events,

    We’re arranging a whole summer of activities and events. Watch this space for more. Read more