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.


  • FASD Hub Scotland

    A new service launched by Adoption UK Scotland 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). Read more

  • 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 (open to members and non members). 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

  • 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


  • Adoption Week - Scotland

    Adoption Week Scotland was packed full of virtual events, meet ups & webinars. If you missed out then you can catch up with some of the events as they were recorded! Read more

  • Blog

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

  • Factsheets

    This page contains a series of factsheets covering a variety of adoption related topics relevant to Scotland. Read more

  • Return to School Survey Report

    Adoption UK Scotland undertook a survey of families' views and concerns about the return to school. Read our summary findings Read more

  • School Closures

    What does the new lockdown mean for adopted children and school? We cut to the chase in our new blog. Read more

  • The UNCRC – what it means to Adoption UK Scotland

    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the internationally mandated children’s rights framework that informs our strategies and programmes. Read more

  • Vulnerable children in Scotland face crisis due to missed opportunities for support

    The lives of some of the UK's most vulnerable children are being devastated by a string of missed opportunities to provide them with adequate support. 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

  • Mapping Adoption Support in Scotland

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

  • Let's Learn Together - Scotland

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

  • Research

    We are committed to supporting, promoting and disseminating research wherever it supports adopters in Scotland. Read more