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.


Adoption UK and Adoption and Fostering Alliance (Scotland) were funded by the Scottish Government to carry out a study into adoptive families experiences of adoption support services in Scotland, and to create a mapping of adoption support services across Scottish agencies. 

These resources can be found here and give an insight into what support services are available in different areas for families to access. Our report outlines findings from our survey, around the specific support needs of adoptive families. 

Mapping Adoption Support in Scotland - Part 1 - Initial findings from survey

Mapping adoption support in Scotland - Part 2 - Guide to support services