• Community Groups Scotland

    Community Groups run by experienced adoptive parents. See what areas we currently run community groups in. Read more

  • FASD Hub

    A service for parents and carers of children and young people who were - or are suspected of having been - exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, a condition known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Most services are available UK wide. Read more

  • Helpline

    A service for everyone affected by adoption, we are on hand to offer information and advice around every stage of the adoption process. Read more

  • Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland

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

  • Library

    An Edinburgh based library to complement the main Lending Library Read more

  • Our Services for Agencies in Scotland

    We offer a range of commissionable services designed by adopters for adopters – helping agencies to provide practical support for the families and children in their care and help them flourish. Read more

  • Supporting Education and Schools

    Education plays a huge part in the lives of adopted children and young people. As parents, we’re expected to understand the school system, feel prepared for the challenges it presents, and be aware of strategies to overcome these challenges – which can sometimes feel confusing or overwhelming. Read more

  • TESSA in Scotland

    TESSA (Therapeutic, Education and Support Services) in Scotland is an early intervention programme that helps adoptive parents achieve better outcomes for their children. Read more

  • The #E Project

    The #E Project was launched in summer 2021 to engage with and empower people who have been adopted, live in kinship care, or have FASD. Read more

  • Training and Support

    Training and seminars for parents Read more


  • Blog

    For Scotland related blogs visit our Latest blogs page, and filter by Scotland. Read more

  • Factsheets, videos and podcasts

    Information, advice and guidance about a range of topics related to adoption in Scotland. Read more

  • Let's Learn Together - Scotland

    A handy guide for parents and teachers of adopted children in primary school in Scotland Read more

  • Mapping Adoption Support in Scotland

    A study to created to map the adoption support services across Scottish agencies. Read more

  • The Adoption Journey

    How to navigate the bumps in the road and to make sure you don't do it alone. Read more