Adoption agency membership

AgencyWhether you are a Local Authority or independent adoption agency, working in partnership with Adoption UK, we can help you achieve the best outcomes for the children and families in your care.


  • Feature children in our trusted family-finding resource Children Who Wait. Benefit from its secure online functionality and wide-reaching printed circulation.
  • Attend our training workshops on a wide range of current adoption issues and practices,or purchase courses for your families.
  • Get promoted on our online database of agencies.
  • Your membership makes our voice stronger. Campaign with us to get the policy changes you want to see.
  • Receive up to four free memberships to give to your families for their adoption journey.
  • Connect with our experienced staff through our helpline.
  • Library – access to over 900 books and CDs for professionals and families.
  • Publications – receive up to six free copies of Adoption Today magazine to keep you up to date with the latest news and expert advice.
  • Online Information – access everything you need for your families; from articles about the process, to factsheets and recommended reading lists.
  • Shop – receive discounts on the latest publications, guides, and practical handbooks.
  • Connect with other agencies to share information and knowledge through training and events

Supporting your agency

Our agency membership helps prospective adopters find you more easily via a free listing in our online agency directory. ‘Member of Adoption UK’ logos that you can use on your documents and marketing materials also make adopters aware of your partnership with a leading adoption support agency and charity.

Supporting your social workers

Enable your social workers to best support the families in their care through discounted places on training courses, up-to-date news and information and access to a wealth of other member-only resources and best-practice guides.

Helping you match prospective adopters and children waiting for adoption – ‘children who wait’

Gain secure access to our trusted family-finding service, ‘children who wait’ and let it help you match your prospective adopters with children waiting for adoption.

Also receive significant agency-member discounts to feature profiles of children in your care waiting for adoption, in both the print and online versions of the service.

NOTE: If you wish to apply for access to our family finding service, Children Who Wait, you will also need to download, complete and send in the following form:

Return to: membership@adoptionuk.org.uk or Adoption UK, Units 11 and 12, Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9UX. 

Supporting your adoptive families

Work in partnership with us to deliver support groups and family days for the adoptive families in your area or purchase bespoke support packages from our Family Support Service for families in your care who need specialised support for their adoption to succeed.

Let us help you achieve the best outcome for the children and families in your care.

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Adoption Agency Membership



Agencies with income less than £1 million and local authorities  with population less than 100,000



Agencies with income more than £1 million and local authorities  with population more than 100,000



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Find out more about the benefits of joining Adoption UK as an agency member

To join as an Agency contact the Membership team on 01295 752240 or at membership@adoptionuk.org.uk