Nearly 4,000 children were adopted last year. Around three quarters of them will have suffered abuse or neglect in their birth families. Adoption doesn't wipe the slate clean. These children and their adoptive families will need help for a lifetime.

Cuts to child services mean that Adoption UK is needed more than ever. For every three calls answered by our helpline staff, two more only reach our answerphone because we just can't meet the increasing demand.

We want to reach more families with our Advice and Support Services - from our helplines and local support groups to our online forums. Sometimes people just need to chat to other adopters on our forums or at a family event. Other times parents need expert advice in a crisis, or specialist training. They might need help dealing with violence from a child struggling to trust again, information about how to get more support for their child in school, or strategies for talking to their children about their birth parents. Some families who contact us are literally at breaking point.

As a charity, we rely on their generosity of our members and supporters. We urgently want to raise more funds to ensure our services are here for families, whenever they need them:

The difference your support can make:

£5 enables us to answer a call to our helpline
£50 covers the start up costs for a new community volunteer 
£200 ensures our vital online forums stay open 24/7 for one week
£1,000 helps us run a local community event or establish a new support group

There are many ways you can support our appeal:

To donate online

Donate via our JustGiving page

Donate via our website

To donate by text

You can donate securely by phone by:

Text ADOPT 5 TO 70085 to donate £5 (or a another amount)

Share, Share, Share!

Please share our posts on Twitter and Facebook using the hash tag #supportadopters

You can also share the link to our official JustGiving page via social media, email, WattsApp or text message

Hold a Coffee Morning

Why not gather friends, family or colleagues together for a cuppa and some tasty treats? Whether you bake them or fake them, cake sales are the easiest (and tastiest) way to raise funds and awareness. 

Download a fundraising pack

Got your own fundraising idea?

Amazing – thank you! Whether you run, walk, go to work in a tiger costume or sit in a bath of beans, we think you're amazing!

Download a fundraising pack

Know a local business who could help?

Maybe your employer would match any funds you raise? Or maybe they'd pledge to make Adoption UK their charity of the year?

Download a template support letter 

For any further queries please contact our Fundraising Team

Other ways to support us

Our partnership with PMC

Thank you for helping us be here for more adoptive families.