Our members' magazine, Adoption Today, is full of the latest news, advice from experts, real-life insight and ideas for families. Adoption UK members receive their copies every February, April, June, August, October and December. Members can also access back copies via the members' area of our website.

Articles in the April 2019 AT:

  • The right start
    Early Permanence placements are increasingly being used by local authorities in a bid to give vulnerable children as much security as possible and avoid repeated moves before they can be adopted.

  • Living in limbo
    Helen and her husband Ian, who live in Scotland, welcomed a child on a fostering basis pending his adoption at the end of 2018. The adoption process is ongoing.

  • Skipping School – our take
    In February, Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, Skipping School: Britain’s Invisible Kids, focused on what is often assumed to be the hidden world of home education. Concerns were raised about the quality of the education that home educated children receive, and whether their welfare could be assured. Rebecca White, Adoption UK’s education policy advisor, gives her perspective.

  • Working hard for you
    We continue to campaign for change on the issues that matter most to you. Here is a roundup of some of the ways we are working to make a difference.

  • Making a difference
    Adoptive parent Anya gives us some tips on how to help make change happen for adoptive families.

  • Getting the help your family needs
    When you’re an adoptive parent of children with complex needs life can be stressful, to put it mildly. And working with professionals in order to get your family the help it needs isn’t always straightforward. Adoptive parent Pernell Meier gives us her top tips on advocating for your family.


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