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.

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News and blog posts

  • 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

  • Everyday Ways to Connect with Your Adopted or Fostered Child

    Fiona Biggar is an adoptive parent, psychology graduate, coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) master practitioner who has supported adoptive families for many years. Her new book, Everyday Ways to Connect with your Adopted or Fostered Child, introduces a range of strategies and tips on how to use therapeutic parenting to improve relationships within families affected by trauma. Read more

  • The Budget is a missed opportunity to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people

    Adoption UK’s response to this years Budget Read more

  • Break the Barriers

    In 2023, as media headlines exploded with headlines about an ‘attendance crisis’ in the UK’s schools, I began to gather research by Adoption UK and other organisations as well as data collected by the Department for Education in England (this data is not available in other nations) to try to uncover how previously looked after children fitted in to this emerging story. Read more

  • Westminster Government publishes its first ever Kinship Care Strategy with a £20 million investment

    The strategy promises greater support for children who grow up in kinship care and recognition of the vital role kinship carers play. Read more

  • Listening to the voices of adult adoptees

    We were delighted to welcome the Scottish Adult Adoptee Movement (SAAM) to Adoption Week Scotland 2023. SAAM is a group of adult adoptees working to change the narrative around adoption and give a voice to adoptees in Scotland. Fiona Menzies-Henderson, from SAAM, explains why it’s so important to listen to adult adoptees and how working with AUK Scotland is an opportunity to share their lived experiences of adoption. Read more