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Our vision (our ultimate ambition): Our vision is a society in which every child who cannot live with their birth family can thrive in childhood and has an equal chance of a bright future as an adult.
Our purpose (our role in achieving that ambition): To secure the right support at the right time for children who cannot live with their birth families, from childhood into adulthood. Our focus is adoption; we also support kinship care and early permanence.
We champion every adopted person and every adoptive family.
We value diversity, equality and inclusion.
We're honest about the realities of adoption and about what needs to change.
We work constructively with others.
We stand up for great ideas, good decisions and excellent support for adopted people and adoptive families.
We pioneer peer support in adoption.
We enable families and adopted people to build and strengthen from their networks.
We work with families and adopted people to build an expert case for better support.
We won't stop until every adoptive family and every adopted person has what they need to thrive.
We will empower every adoptive family and every adopted person to ask for, and get what they need.
Together our community is a powerful force for change.
Our short video provides a snapshot of some of the things we’ve done over the past year.
We’ve had the privilege of supporting thousands of people, and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped – you have helped change the lives of a lot of vulnerable children.
We’re certainly not standing still and there’s lots more we want to do – we’ll be giving you more regular updates on the difference we’re making, and the challenges we’re working to address.
Our strategy puts the emphasis firmly on enabling people whose lives involve adoption to access the connections, support and influence they need and deserve.
Read our 2021 - 2024 strategy
Read CEO, Emily Frith's Annual Conference speech 2022
However adoption affects your life, we are here to support you, connect you with others and campaign for what matters most to you and your family. We are independent, non-judgemental and all our services are confidential. Your membership also makes Adoption UK a more powerful advocate – the more members we have, the bigger and louder our ‘voice’ will be when it comes to raising awareness and securing support for all those whose lives involve adoption.
Find out more about our membership options
Adoption UK is a nationwide charity, please click the images below to see more about each of our nations.
Meet our patrons & ambassadors.
Meet our senior leadership team.
Meet our trustees.