Adopter Voice is a service provided by Adoption UK, the country’s largest adopter led community. Established to work with local authorities and regional adoption agencies, Adopter Voice contributes to and influences local change; as well as informing regional and national adoption leadership boards, and the Department for Education on policy improvements.
By bringing the experiences of adopters together, Adopter Voice can form a stronger alliance that is able to inform decision and policy makers creating a better life for adopted children and their families.
How can you get involved?
- Online – register for the online forum for your region, just visit www.adoptionuk.org.uk/welcome and you will be able to register to take part in the conversations held online, as well as receive updates on what is going on in the region as a result of Adopter Voice and details of forums and workshops. Keep in touch via social media www.twitter.com/AUKAdopterVoice and www.facebook.com/AdopterVoice
- Face to face forums/workshops – attend Adopter Voice forums/workshops, you will receive invitations for these through your local agency or via your online registration to Adopter Voice. Attending one workshop does not commit you to having to attend every one. Adopter Voice understands that in addition to being an adoptive parent you will have other commitments!
- Volunteer – regardless of how much time you feel you can give to Adopter Voice, they would love to hear from you. They depend on a valued pool of volunteers to be able to deliver thier Adopter Voice service in each region. To find out more you can email them directly firstname.lastname@example.org
- Get the word out – they do need your help to be able to reach adoptive families in the region… please pass their What is Adopter Voice flyer out within your own communities, the more voices they can bring together – the more they can achieve for adoptive children and families for the future.
Adoption UK membership is not required to be involved with Adopter Voice.
Since inception, Adopter Voice has influenced a number of local changes and, together with the local authorities they have worked with, they continue to influence these changes by working with partners in the regional adoption agencies.
Their national coverage and influence means that Adopter Voice is respected by local, regional and national decision and policy makers. They want to do more, and need your support to make this possible.
"Being a Volunteer for Adopter Voice has given me the opportunity to feed my own and other adopters’ thoughts and experiences into the changes around adoption policy across my local authority. With the current regionalisation of adoption services, it is now an exciting time to make a difference to adoption and help to shape the future, and I feel very much that I have had my voice listened to and actioned upon by the decision makers."Clare – Adopter Voice Champion
For further information
Phone: Adoption UK on 01295752240 or