Skip to content

About Us

This service has been designed by adopted teens
for adopted teens

Adopteens is a service for adopted teenagers across Yorkshire & Humber. It was designed and developed by adopted teenagers for adopted teenagers. It is run by PAC-UK who are part of Family Action and was launched in 2014, originally under the name ‘AT-ID Project’.

Our vision is to offer adopted teenagers a safe space to be themselves, to makes new friends and to be part of a group that has the power to speak out and make a difference!


Adopteens is for Anyone who is:

  • Adopted and aged between 11-17
  • Lives anywhere within these local authorities, East riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, York,  Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield. We are unfortunately no longer taking on new members from  people who live in South Yorkshire. 
  • Has access to the internet either on their phone or computer

Young people have joined for all sorts of reasons. Some because they just want to meet other adopted people as they don’t know anyone else adopted. Some because they want a chance to do new fun things and build their confidence, and some join because they feel isolated or alone and want people to talk to that understand.

What does this area look like?                                                                  Map of areas served


What are the benefits?

Becoming a member of Adopteens enables you to:

  • Meet other adoptees and make new friends
  • Talk to other people who are adopted and understand adoption
  • Take part in various events, do something new and challenging and all for free!
  • Get your voice heard by becoming a member of our Adopteens Youth Council. Get paid for your time, gain new skills and be part of something that matters to you.


See also


Supported by

See Also: Acknowledgements