Adoption is extremely rewarding but it's not always an easy journey. At adoption UK we have a strong, supportive community to support you along the way with regular community groups which meet locally as well as online. See how you can get involved in our community:


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Find out more about our membership options for adopters:

Join the thousands of prospective adopters, adoptive parents, Special Guardians, long-term foster carers and practitioners who make up the Adoption UK family. We're with you every step of the journey.

Family Membership - from just £4.50 per month
Information, support and community at every stage of your adoption journey. Plus opportunities to influence policy decisions that affect your family. Benefits include access to hundreds of webinars, members only community groups, events and a copy of Adoption Today magazine delivered to your door.

Passport Membership - from just £7.50 per month

AUK Passport membership is an enhanced membership package, suitable for any adopter during the approval and matching stages of your journey. It incorporates full family membership, in addition, access to our 10 module learning programme and monthly support groups with other like minded prospective adopters. 

To find out more about Adoption UK membership, get in touch by emailing the membership team or by calling us on 0300 666 0006.


Chat to other adopters in our Adoption UK Forums

Join our AUK Forum where you can chat to other adopters, ask questions and give & receive advice anonymously. 

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Community groups

Due to differences in funding, as well as our prospective adopters meets which give you a chance to try out membership, we also offer some free community groups for adopters in Wales and Scotland. These are run by volunteers and experienced adopters:

Community groups in Wales

Community groups in Scotland

For UK wide and England community groups, join as a member

Already a member? You can access member community groups here (you will need to be logged in to view this page)