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Gay dads recognised for adopting children with complex needs

Same sex couple Garry and Kyle Ratcliffe have been awarded an Attitude Pride Award for providing forever homes to their four children with complex needs.Read more

AUK’s Bridging the Gap event review

You never know exactly who’s going to walk through the door when you hold a launch event. Our events in London and Cardiff were both packed with politicians, partner organisations and adoptive families.Read more

School environment is failing adopted children

A report by Adoption UK warns that many adopted children, who have often had traumatic early years, are struggling to cope emotionally at school and are failing academically as a result.Read more

Making membership more rewarding – our gift to you

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.Read more

Huge discrepancies in adoption rates in some areas, BBC reports

A news investigation by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme reported that almost one in every 50 children born in Southampton in 2011-2012 was put up for adoption.Read more

Adoption UK trainer Bob Barnes receives British Empire Medal

A former Adoption UK trainer who has trained hundreds of adoptive parents and professional staff for the charity over a 16-year period will receive the British Empire Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Read more

Adoption and Fostering Podcast - Scotland FASD Conference

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast speak to attendees and guest speakers at the recent FASD Conference held by our team in Scotland. Listen now.Read more

FASD conference: 100 pioneers

‘Today has been life changing’. Evie adoptive Mum to child with FASD. ‘I feel 10 times taller.’ Dave, adoptive Dad to child with FASD.Read more

Adoption UK responds to government consultation on school exclusions

Adoption UK has responded to a call for evidence on school exclusions, commissioned by Education Minister Damian Hinds MP.Read more

Adoption UK's chief executive on the BBC's The One Show discussing adopting children with disabilities

Adoption UK's chief executive, Dr Sue Armstrong Brown, appeared on the BBC's The One Show to discuss adopting children with disabilities. The feature began by sharing the story of single adopter to four children, Ben Carpenter.Read more

Adoption UK wants to hear about your child's well-being in school

Adoption UK is conducting a survey on ‘well-being in school’ to improve our understanding of adoptive families’ needs and to help inform the next phase of our campaigning on educationRead more

Toby Perkins MP: “We must tackle the issue of child to parent violence”

Labour MP Toby Perkins has urged the Government to commission, or support, much more detailed studies of child to parent violence (CPV) among adoptive families.Read more

Help Adoption UK respond to the Government’s consultation on children and young people’s mental health

Adoption UK will be responding to a government proposal for transforming children and young people’s mental health provision in England and Wales and invites members to contribute to its response.Read more

Adoption UK responds to review of foster care system in England

The Department for Education published a report this week about the fostering system in England, based on a stocktake that was launched in April 2017, led by government adviser Sir Martin Narey and children's social worker Mark Owers.Read more

Department for Education confirms Zahawi as Children’s Minister

A month after the Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle, Nadhim Zahawi MP has been officially announced as the new Children’s Minister.Read more