Adoption UK is the largest peer led adoption community in the UK; as a registered charity we offer the benefit of peer support, using a deeper level of understanding from experienced adoptive parents, enabling families to benefit from those further along the path of adoption. We value the commitment from our members and volunteers to support the provision of Adopter Voice, and to influence the development of adoption services locally, regionally and nationally.
Adoption UK has supported One Adoption in creating the new regional adoption agency by promoting the many experienced adoptive parents in the region. Our Adopter Voice Advisory Group has been established since July 2015 and has provided evidence, based on lived experiences to the development of services that will be available to adoptive families in the region.
Adopter Voice relies on the input of adoptive families, whether as volunteers who are able to facilitate Adopter Voice forums or having their voice heard. The lived experiences that have led to the development of services in One Adoption have also supported other regional adoption agency projects, as well as influencing national policy.