Adoption UK provides information and guidance at all stages of the adoption process. We believe that peer support and the exchange of knowledge and experiences between adoptive parents is a crucial part of adoption support.

Adoption UK's helpline staff are trained to offer advice and give information. If you would like to speak to one of our helpline advisors please call

England - 07904 793974 & 07539 733079 (Monday to Thursday 10am - 2.30pm and Friday 10am - 12pm (excluding bank holidays)

Wales - 02920 230319 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 2.30pm)

Scotland - 0131 322 8500 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 2.30pm)

Northern Ireland - 028 9077 5211 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

There is also another organisation which has been set up by the Department for Education called First4Adoption. It provides an information line and can help you find out about the process of adopting in England (not Wales and Northern Ireland). Email: Tel: 0300 222 0022.