Adoption UK in Scotland operates from our office base in Edinburgh, providing information, support and advice to those parenting children who are no longer able to live with their birth families, across Scotland. Our services are provided through our helpline, online support systems, training workshops and support groups. 

We work closely with voluntary adoption agencies and local authorities across Scotland. If you are based in Scotland and are interested in adopting a child please contact us for information and advice about the routes to adoption in your area.

For an overview of the adoption process please download our factsheet 

For information on COVID-19 and support during this time please click here

From September 1st 2020, Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland will be led by Adoption UK Scotland and AFA Scotland. Read our FAQ for more details.

Whilst in our houses, you can still get support from Adoption UK through our range of virtual meet ups and online events.  Whether it is just for a blether or to get some specialist advice book now.

Most of our events are just for members, who will need to be logged into the website in order to book.

Events that are also open to non-members are highlighted as such.

Meet-ups and expert webinars

    Tuesday 25th August at 8.30pm

    Talking about adoption to our children

    An informal online discussion with experienced adopters providing the chance to talk about your experiences of talking to your children about adoption and their personal story. We will be considering the challenging questions and learning from each other. The aim of the evening is to equip parents so they feel more confident about opening conversations up with their children and answering questions in an age appropriate way and to think about how to equip their children to deal with other people's questions.

    Open to all adoptive parents and approved prospective adopters.  

    Tickets are free for members of Adoption UK, £5 for non members.

    Click here to register - open to all

    Thursday 27th August at 10am

    Trauma Training by Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP)

    We are delighted to welcome Suzanne from Trauma Informed Parenting back to AUKScot. After her very interesting and successful Wednesday Webinar we jumped at the opportunity to have a more detailed and longer session to hear from T.I.P.

    This free training will assist in 'Learning how to recognise your own stress reaction to your child’

    Click here to register

    Friday 28th August at 1.30pm

    Education discussion

    A focussed discussion for parents and professionals who would like to reflect on the transition back to school and what they learned during the period of school closure.

    The period of home-school provided parents with a greater insight into their child's learning. This is an opportunity for teachers and parents to work together sharing what they know and to shape future support for children.

    We can share ideas, resources and good practice.

    This discussion is for parents, teachers and school staff.

    Click here to register