Adoption UK is delighted to have been chosen to organise Adoption Week Scotland (Monday 19 – Saturday 24 November) alongside AFA Scotland once again this year, after being awarded a two-year contract by the Scottish Government to co-ordinate the 2018 and 2019 events.

A family event in Edinburgh will kick things off on Saturday 17th November, and activities will continue from 19-23 November.

A list of Adoption Week Scotland Events 2018 events:

  • Saturday 17th November – Family Event, Adoption Week, Tumbles, Portobello
  • Monday 19th November – Conference, Adoption Week, Edinburgh

Interested to learn more about adoption? Join us & AFA Scotland for FREE information events

  • Tuesday 20th November - Inverness
  • Wednesday 21st November - Stirling
  • Thursday 22nd November - Glasgow

Book here! A chance to hear from a variety of adoption agencies in your local areas. 

Ticket booking for above events can be found here:

Other events:

  • Our friends at Argyll and Bute Council family placement team are holding a series of Adopters Support Groups during during Adoption Week Scotland. Details of venues will be sent directly to adopters we already know, but we are keen to meet others who we have not met before if you live in our area. Please contact us for details of a meeting you would like to attend. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available at all meetings. Hope to see you there!
    Monday 19th November Lochgilphead 6.30pm – 8pm 
    Tuesday 20th November Dunoon 7pm – 8.30pm 
    Tuesday 20th November Oban 7pm – 8.30pm 
    Tuesday 20th November Campbeltown 6.30pm – 8pm 
    Wednesday 21st November Helensburgh 7pm – 8.30pm
    For details of venues, please contact the family placement team via email at [email protected] or by telephone, asking for family placement duty worker on 01546 605522.

  • Our friends Fife Council are holding a conference during Adoption Week Scotland - 'Adoption is a Lifelong Journey' They will be celebrating Adoption in Fife with adopters, Permanence Panel Members, Social Workers & colleagues in our partner agencies with guest speakers Julie Otto, author of 'Instructions not supplied', and Janette Dunn speaking of her own adoption journey. Adoption UK - Scotland will be attending with information about our services, and hope to see many there! Secure your place by emailing: [email protected]

  • Our friends at SACS Adoption - St Andrew's Children's Society are holding this training workshop for adoptive parents in how to speak to your children about adoption during Adoption Week Scotland on Thursday 22nd November 10-12.30? This workshop is available to all adoptive families, to book your free place phone 0131 454 3370 or email [email protected] 

  • During the Year of the Young People 2018 we invite you to attend a conference that has been planned and developed by a group of adopted young people, who want you to come and hear what they have to say about their experience of adoption in Scotland. We invite you to join us for a day of informative workshop discussions, an interactive panel of young people and viewing of a film that was created by a group of adopted young people highlighting issues affecting adoptees at different stages of their life. Exciting update for our Adopted voices conference taking place during Adoption Week Scotland on Monday 19th November. 
    We are delighted to be featuring Nicky Murray, We will be joined by Nicky Murray, Head teacher of Burnside Primary School, Carnoustie as part of our Education panel.
    The school has 500 children, and in their recent HMI inspection they were considered ‘one of the best schools in the country for wellbeing, inclusion and equality’. Mr. Murray will share how they have made changes in their school and involved families in how they can all work together for the benefit of each child

  • Our friends St Margaret's Adoption Society are holding a series of events for Adoption Week Scotland. As Friday 16th November is the feast of St Margaret of Scotland their main event for our families will be on this day instead of the following week. However, during adoption week itself, they will be running an information event on Thursday 22nd November. The following week they are also offering a training course on ACEs and the impact of learning. Free courses running during #AdoptionWeekScotland itself are fully booked! The training is predominantly aimed at education staff and other professionals working with children.……

  • Our friends at Scottish Borders Fostering and Adoption are holding an Adoption Information “Drop In” on Wednesday 21st November (4.30 to 6pm) at Scottish Borders Council HQ, Newtown St Boswells. Members of the team will be there to answer any questions and there will be information packs available for anyone interested in finding out more about the adoption process during Adoption Week Scotland

The Adoption Week Scotland Facebook page can be found here:

In addition to events funded by the Scottish Government there are a series of fringe events being facilitated throughout Adoption Week, in different areas of Scotland for more information click here

For a review of Adoption Week - Scotland 2017  click here

For a review of Adoption Week - Scotland 2016  click here

For more information contact the Scotland office on 0131 322 8501 or at [email protected]