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:

Shared Parental Leave
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are conducting research on Shared Parental Leave and trying to collect as many perspectives on this policy as possible to ensure all voices are heard when they present the findings to government. Therefore, they are really keen to from as many adoptive parents as possible.

To take part please complete the survey here. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Marginalised Families Online
Call for Participants: the Marginalised Families Online project is looking for adoptive, LGBT, and/or solo parents who use the internet or mobile technology to connect with others. The project aims to explore the experiences of parents in diverse families across the UK, and to amplify the voices of underrepresented family groups. Could this be for you?

Find out more here

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Our Research

Research we have supported