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About Adoption UK

We are the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. Read more


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Adopted Children’s Experiences of School -The Results Are In - Research Findings April 2014

We surveyed over 1,500 adopters parenting 2,101 children about their experience of the education system in the UK. Read more

Adoption & Permanence

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence (APPGAP) was launched in February 2019. Read more

Adoption support

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Adoption Today

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Adoption Today

In this issue: celebration 50 years of Adoption UK, a look at early intervention, how to avoid some of the pitfalls of Mother's Day and design a day that fits your family, plus much, much more! Read more

Adoption UK Advantage Scheme

We know it feels good to treat your family. So we've put together Adoption UK Advantage, a package of deals and discounts for every member. Whether it's a a family day trip, a night out without the kids or a great deal on health insurance, there's something to make everyone in your family smile. Read more

Adoption UK Community

It’s here! Our new Adoption UK Community has now launched and our refreshed online forums are live. Read more

Adoption UK's Big Teddy Bears' Picnic - Update!

On Wednesday 5th August join us to celebrate Adoption UK's Big Teddy Bears' Picnic. Read more

Adoption waiting times in Wales halved since national agency set up

Adoption UK is pleased adoption waiting times in Wales have halved but warns more still needs to be done to improve mental health services if the full benefits of speedy placements are to be realised. Read more

Adoption Week Scotland 2018

We were delighted to organise Adoption Week Scotland again this year, alongside AFA Scotland. The event ran from 19th-24th November and there were many highlights, including a visit from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Read more