Northern Ireland

We provide support to adopters and prospective adopters in Northern Ireland through a dedicated office, based in Belfast. This page provides information on adoption and the kind of support we can provide for adopters in Northern Ireland.

Welcome to the Northern Ireland community of Adopters. We have over 800 members in our local membership accessing our support groups and resources.

If you are an approved adopter, you can apply for a fully funded Family Membership thanks to the Health and Social Care Board.


Becoming an Adoption UK Family Member, you will gain access to:

Support and advice
  • Webinars hosted by professionals, experts and those connected to adoption, including early access to online training programmes
  • Local community groups which bring together adoptive families in the same area for peer support and events.
  • Regional support from our team based in Northern Ireland who understand your local needs and keep you up to date with local news and events via their newsletter – our previous newsletter is available here.
Information and resources 
  • Member-only resources including a video library of more than 200 recorded webinars and a host of useful fact-sheets on topics such as attachment, parenting teens and so much more.
  • Adoption Today bi-monthly magazine full of adoption news, resources and insight.
  • Adoption UK lending library which contains hundreds of books, videos and therapeutic games.
Offers and discounts
  • Adoption UK's Advantage Scheme which offers big brand discounts across retail, holidays, entertainment, insurance and utilities. 
  • Other discounts from Jessica Kingsley Publishing, Butlin's holidays and Zip World.


Interested in joining our thriving community?

If you are an approved adopter based in Northern Ireland, work with your social worker to complete the form below and submit it to our Membership Team:

Register here


If you are a prospective adopter but would like access to these resources, you can pay for your membership in the following ways:

£4.50 monthly direct debit       £50 annual direct debit        £56 one year only


To find out more about Adoption UK call 028 9077 5211 or email: [email protected]