Adoption UK responds to FASD research

Adoption UK responds to research from The University of Bristol and Cardiff University which suggests that women drinking during pregnancy could be causing birth defects in one in six children in the UK.Read more

giffgaff and adoption charity form unique partnership to help vulnerable children

Mobile network giffgaff has joined forces with the charity Adoption UK to help raise funds for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and their families.Read more


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend a conference in Edinburgh on Monday 19th November to mark the start of Adoption Week Scotland (19th to 24th November 2018).Read more

AUK's chief executive describes rising children in care figures as ‘biggest scandal of our times’

Adoption UK is deeply concerned that the children in care population continues to grow, following the publication of the government’s latest statistics.Read more

Adoption UK responds to MPs' call for national early intervention strategy to transform lives

Adoption UK welcomes the Science & Technology Committee's call for national strategy to tackle the impact of childhood adversity and trauma.Read more

Adoption UK responds to claim that IVF has 'caused a collapse in adoption'

Adoption UK was asked to respond by various media organisations to comments made by Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas in an interview with The Daily Telegraph (published Friday 2nd November) in which he linked the rising success of IVF to a “collapse in adoption”.Read more

Adopters Round Table with the Children's Minister

On 1st November, Adoption UK hosted a round table discussion with the Children and Families Minister and a team adopters and special guardians.Read more

Adoption in the Armed Forces: Forces Radio BFBS - National Adoption Week

Five pre-packaged stories to mark National Adoption Week as broadcast Mon 15th to Fri 19th Oct.Read more

AUK trainer Bob Barnes receives British Empire Medal

Adoption UK trainer Bob Barnes has been presented with the British Empire Medal in a ceremony at Adoption UK's headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire.Read more

ITV News - National Adoption Week

ITV News broadcast this fantastic package - which includes an interview with Adoption UK chief executive Dr Sue Armstrong Brown  - to mark National Adoption Week.Read more


There are more than twice as many children waiting for families than there are adopters, new figures show.Read more

New report reveals lack of support for vulnerable children in school

A new report by the charity ‘Become’ has found worrying evidence of negative attitudes to looked after children in schools, and reveals that the vast majority of teaching staff have no training before they qualify, to equip them to support children in care.Read more

Children’s Minister supports Equal Chance campaign

Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi has added his support to Adoption UK’s Equal Chance Campaign, which is calling on UK governments to re-think the way we are educating our most vulnerable children and to address the shortfall in vital support needed in schools.Read more

FASD is hidden epidemic affecting up to five out of 100 people in UK, charity warns

Today marks International FASD Awareness Day, a condition about which little is known - despite it being thought to be more common than autism.Read more

Home education should not be a last resort

In the week that schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland welcome pupils back for the start of a new year, Adoption UK writes an open letter on behalf of adoptive parents home educating their children.Read more