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 

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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.

We currently run Community Groups in the following areas:

  • Scottish Borders
  • Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • East Lothian
  • Glasgow
  • South Ayrshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Orkney
  • Fife
  • Argyle and Bute
  • Adult Adoptees
  • FASD 

We also run bespoke separate Community Groups for adoptive mums and adoptive dads. Our dad’s group runs in conjunction with voluntary agencies St Andrew’s Children’s Society and Scottish Adoption, providing activities throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. 

For more information about any of the groups please contact the Scotland office [email protected]