Get Adoption UK’s view on some key issues in the adoption field.
Our Media Centre is not just an online information resource for anyone working in the media. In this section you can also learn more about our work in supporting adoptive families across the UK and find some of the most up-to-date facts and figures relating to adoption. Got a story to tell? Scroll down to find out how sharing your experience of adoption can help others.
Adoption UK was founded in 1971 as Parent to Parent Information on Adoption Services (PPIAS). The organisation changed its name to Adoption UK in 1999 and today has a membership of nearly 5,000 families. It is the only national self-help charity run by and for adoptive parents and foster carers, offering support before, during and after adoption.
The Adoption UK membership represents a diverse range of adoptive parents and families, including couples, single parents, BME families, lesbian and gay adopters and families with disabilities
Adoption UK helps to make adoptions work and promotes loving and supportive relationships between children and their adoptive families. It provides independent support, information and advice on good practice to all concerned with adoption. In particular, it offers a wealth of relevant experience from generations of adoptive families to prospective and established adopters and to all those who work with them.
Adoption UK frequently receives enquiries from the media wanting to interview adoptive families and prospective adopters. Sharing your story is a great way to raise awareness about the joys and challenges of adoption to a wider audience.
We are looking for all types of stories from prospective adopters at the start of the process to those who are several years into an adoption. Your story can be a positive one or focus on some of the challenges you’ve faced as an adopter.
Please download our Media Volunteer Form to find out more.