News and blogs Latest news Making membership more rewarding – our gift to you A big thank you to all those who responded to our recent membership survey. The responses were enlightening and we are grateful to the hundreds of you who took the time to share your views. We are extremely excited to announce a number of new Adoption UK membership benefits which we are providing as a direct result of what YOU told us. Very soon, and just in time for the summer holidays, Adoption UK members will be able to enjoy discounted family days out, restaurant meals, cinema trips and hotel deals as well as offers for supermarkets and high street stores. All things which could help make family life that little bit more enjoyable, allowing you to treat your loved ones, enjoy some well-earned time out and create special memories. This Summer we will also be providing our members with FREE access to a 24/7 legal helpline, managed by a national firm of Solicitors. This is something many of you have called for. The main Adoption UK helpline will remain open to members and non-member for other support needs. You told us you wanted better access to adoption-related training courses. So, from autumn 2018, members of Adoption UK will get access to a bespoke collection of recognised online adoption-related training courses for a special Adoption UK member-only rate. You also told us you wanted more opportunities to connect with other adopters and we know how important face-to-face support and family days are to you. That is why, over the next 12 months, we are committed to developing more membership support groups across the UK and more online opportunities to safely connect and support each other. However, we need your help with this. If you would be interested in volunteering to run a membership group in your area, please get in touch by emailing the Membership Team. Adoption UK membership is for you. Over the next 12 months we will be developing more personalised benefits and communications so that they best suit your family, your adoption stage and your location. Watch this space for further updates. We have also just launched a monthly Direct Debit payment option to make membership accessible and affordable for more families – all the benefits of membership from just £4.50 per month! Adoption UK members, and your united voices, are vital if we are to continue and improve our support services and campaigning activities on behalf of adoptive families. These new offers are our way of giving something back for your support. The new membership offer will be available from July 2018 so keep an eye on the website, eNewsletter and social media channels for more announcements. Not currently a member of Adoption UK? Join our supportive community today!