During the current COVID-19 crisis we have had to revise the way that we deliver our community groups and have developed a whole host of online meet-ups and webinars from special guest speakers. All members should have received details of these activities by email, but they are also listed on a page which you can only view if logged in as a member. When logged in you will be able to click on the button below: 

Find out about the Members' virtual community groups and webinars here:

Adoption UK Community Groups provide members of Adoption UK with opportunities to connect, socialise and support each other. Groups are run by volunteers who are experienced adopters and our aim is for every adoptive family in the UK to have access to a fun, supportive, peer support network in their local area.

Not a member of Adoption UK? No worries – you are very welcome to attend your first event as a guest. You can then become a member ahead of the second meet up.       

Know another adoptive family who would like to come along?  Please let them know about the group and they too will be welcome as a guest for the first session.   

We currently run community groups in the following areas/cities/themes. Below the table, members of Adoption UK who are logged into this site will be able to view contact details for each Group Coordinator. If you are interested in attending your first meet-up as a guest, contact [email protected] for details.

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland
Bedfordshire Aberystwyth Evening Group Ayrshire Antrim
Buckinghamshire Aberystwyth After School Meet Up Borders Belfast
Central England *New Caerphilly (Pontywaun)
Cheshire Cardiff Evening Group Edinburgh (Mums' Group) Coleraine
Cornwall Cardiff (Family Group) East Lothian Dungannon
Derbyshire, *New Denbighshire (Rhyl)
Dorset Newport Glasgow Derry-Londonderry
North East  Powys Fife Down
Hampshire Swansea
Isle of Wight Vale of Glamorgan (Penarth) Orkney Isles Newry
Kent North Down
London Plus: Omagh-Enniskillen
Norfolk Adult Adoptees Network
Northamptonshire *New Dads' Group Plus:
Oxfordshire  Concurrent Carers' Group (Belfast)
Shropshire Plus: Concurrent Carers' Group (Omagh)
Southampton *New Adult Adoptees Group
Surrey  Dads' Group Coming soon: LGBT Group
Warwickshire  Grandparents' Group Argyle and Bute Dads' Group
West Sussex LGBTQ+ Group
Yorkshire and Humber Single Adopters' Group West Dunbartonshire Single Adopters' Group
Teen and Parents' Group

You will need to be a member of Adoption UK and logged into this members' area, to view the full Group details below.

Want to join our community? Find out more on our membership pages