About us

We are the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for  those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

Over 11,000 members provide a strong, supportive community and the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

Our values

  • Supportive – we are a community, always here for each other
  • Determined – to make a difference
  • Hopeful – we believe all children can enjoy positive futures
  • Understanding – we use our knowledge and empathy
  • Open – we are transparent and accessible

Our vision...

...is a world where all children and young people unable to live with their birth parents can find security and happiness with permanent families who have the right support to build brighter futures.

Our purpose... 

...is to give voice to adoptive families and to ensure that the right support is there for them.

Our mission...

In pursuit of our purpose we have a three part mission

Ofsted Outstanding Adoption Service 2015/2016Registered Adoption Support Agency (Service no. SC066957).

We provide the highest level of service, support and education.

We campaign for change at the highest policy levels.

We are proud to be consecutively rated ‘Outstanding’.

Registered Charity No. 1160647 (England and Wales). Registered Charity No. SC037892 (Scotland).

Registered Adoption Support Agency (Service No. SC066957). Adoption UK Charity is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.

Company Number 09454981. Registered Office Units 11 and 12, Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9UX