We are committed to conducting, supporting, and disseminating research. Conducting our own research, and supporting the research of others, is essential to provide us with a strong evidence–base.

This evidence underpins much of the work we do, particularly our campaigning and lobbying efforts. With rigorous research and a strong evidence-base, we can better identify the needs of adoptive families and work more effectively to support our members. 

If you would like to apply for support from Adoption UK in undertaking research then please complete Adoption UK's research request form and return it the email address on the form. We will reply to your research request as soon as possible.

Latest research Adoption UK is supporting:

Do you have a birth child and an adopted child in your family unit? Are you interested in getting involved in research aiming to improve support for families who have birth and adopted children? Find out more and contact the researcher here.

Adoptees' school experiences - researchers from the University of East London are looking for adopted young people (aged 16-25 years) who are willing to discuss their experiences in education in the UK. The aim of this research is to gain a greater understanding of how adopted young people can be better supported by professionals in education. Find out more here.

Researchers from Cardiff University want to speak to adoptive parents about their children's experiences in education. Find out more here.

A second research project from Cardiff University exploring the educational experiences of adopted children who are currently in Years 10-13 (S3-6 in Scotland). The research team are looking for adopted young people in this age bracket to complete a survey on their experiences at school. If you are happy for your adopted child to complete this survey then please click here. There's a chance to win a £10 Amazon Voucher for all participants.

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