It is illegal to own a monkey as a pet in many states and countries. Therefore, it is not possible to “adopt” a monkey in the traditional sense. However, there are organizations such as the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe, England and the Primate Rescue Center in Nickerson, Kansas, that have the resources and expertise needed to properly care for monkeys.
These organizations provide sanctuary for unwanted, abused, or rehabilitated primates. Those wishing to help these animals can often become volunteers or make donations to the sanctuary to help provide for the primates’ needs.