ScotlandAdoption 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 We're hiring: we're looking for a Parent Partner and Parent Partner (FASD), for more info and to apply click here Contact us Meet the team Advisory Group Community Groups Library Newsletter Training & Support Useful Links AUK Scotland Online Events and Meet Ups 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 Monday 20th July 3pm: Tween quiz Registration link coming soon 8.30pm Family and Friends online discussion Click here to register Wednesday 22nd July at 1pm FASD Hub Scotland weekly Virtual Peer Group meet up This meet-up is open to members of the FASD Hub Peer Support Group for adopters, foster and kinship carers. For more information on how to join the group please visit their Facebook page. Monday 27th July at 10.30am Teaching self-regulation in home and school Click here to register A webinar looking at how we can support the development of self-regulation in ourselves and our children. This is something that can be used by us in the home and by our children and their teachers in schools. During the webinar we will have an opportunity to think about our own triggers and responses and to consider ways of responding which recognise our body's natural reactions and how we can minimise the impact of shame when discussing and supporting self-regulation with our children. Wednesday 29th July at 1pm FASD Hub Scotland weekly Virtual Peer Group meet up This meet-up is open to members of the FASD Hub Peer Support Group for adopters, foster and kinship carers. For more information on how to join the group please visit their Facebook page. Wednesday 29th July at 8.30pm In conversation with the Adoption and Fostering podcast Click here to register Join us for an hour of chat and conversation with Al Coates and Scott Casson-Rennie from the Adoption and Fostering Podcast. A leading source of information and expertise Scott and Al not only talk the talk, but have the knowledge and experience to walk the walk... Should you have any questions for Al and Scott, please send them to [email protected] We'll try and fit in as many as we can! Summer holiday club The school summer holidays are upon us! However, with fewer holiday options and holiday clubs available we have recognised our families need a bit of "in-house" entertainment. To help keep our children amused and occupied (whilst possibly helping parents grab a well deserved cuppa) we have arranged a programme of online activities that will run for five weeks on a Wednesday and Friday morning starting on 8th July. Wednesday 8th July at 11am Magic Gareth Click here to register An interactive online experience with magic, music and fun for everyone. The show includes Magic, Balloons and interaction - you do the magic! Friday 10th July at 11am Music and mindfulness with Chroma Click here to register Bringing her blend of Music and Mindfulness to Scotland for the first time join Rachel for an hour of fun! Most suited to younger children. Wednesday 15th July at 11am Art & Craft club Click here to register Using things you may find in the recycling, join Scottish artist Kate Henderson for an hour of craft and creativity. Friday 17th July at 11am Art & Craft club Click to register Using things you may find in the recycling, join Scottish artist Kate Henderson for an hour of craft and creativity. Wednesday 22nd July at 11am Gymnastics with Katy Perry - jumping Click here to register Katy is an adoptive parent and is running a fun, interactive gymnastics session. Suitable for children around 4-8 years old. Friday 24th July at 11am Gymnastics with Katy Perry - balancing Click here to register Katy is an adoptive parent and is running a fun, interactive gymnastics session. Suitable for children around 4-8 years old. Wednesday 29th July & Friday 31st July at 10am & 11.15am Drama workshops with Edinburgh Youth Theatre 10am-11am: 6-9 year olds 11.15am-12.15pm: 10-14 year olds Click here to register Registration covers sessions on both days. Wednesday 5th August at 11am Teddy Bears' Picnic Click here to register Join other families from Scotland for a Teddy Bears Picnic. Entertainment, downloadable activities and a raffle! At Adoption UK we are planning to support the importance of 'Play' in children's lives with our very own 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' across all four Nations of the UK! We hope to get as many families as we can involved in a play day full of picnicking fun! We would love you, your family, friends & your Teddies to join us on Wednesday 5th August, in your garden, park, house, bedroom, wherever! With a free entertainer joining us, a downloadable picnic pack containing loads of ideas, games, activities, recipe/picnic suggestions and a bear-themed quiz (for a suggested £2 donation ) as well as a raffle to win a limited edition teddy (donation required). Friday 7th August at 11am Holiday club finale - Fun Science Click here to register Our Online Summer Club ends with a bang! Join Farooq from the 'Funscientists' for a fun hour of amazing science experiments. With options to purchase a science kit to be delivered to your home or alternatively to collect common household items for the experiments this a hands on opportunity to bring science into your home in a fun and easy way. Suitable for most ages although grown up help may be needed.