Scotland


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.

Seeking a brighter future for our children – Diagnostic challenges and implications for support

On 11 May 2018 Adoption UK Scotland facilitated a one day conference focused around fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The key note speaker was Dr Raja Mukherjee from the National FASD Clinic in Surrey. He was joined on the main stage by Dr Sarah Brown, paediatric consultant from Ayrshire and Arran who now leads the NSH Ayrshire and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team; Lee Harvey-Heath, founder of FASD Devon and Cornwall and chair of the National FASD Advisory Committee (UK) who discusses his experiences growing up with undiagnosed FASD and gives insights into the kinds of challenges he faces as an adult with FASD; Dr Chris Steer and Dr Patricia Jackson who spoke about the development of diagnosis pathway. The day was chaired by Professor Moria Plant.  Further information about the conference, access to speakers slides and workshop information a can be accessed here

Following the conference a full report was produced – Diagnostic challenges and recommendations for the future - click here to view and download