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 you should contact your local authority to find out their procedures for placing children in your local area.

For a full list of Adoption UK Scotland Forthcoming Training events this autumn click here


  • 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

  • Parliamentary event at Holyrood - Equal Chance

    The parliamentary event at Holyrood was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the Equal Chance campaign in Scotland Read more

  • Feedback Survey Evaluation 2018

    Vicky McMillan created a survey that asked people what they thought of the services offered by Adoption UK in Scotland. Here are the results. Read more

  • FASD Conference

    A packed auditorium of parents and professionals from all over the UK gathered to hear the leading professionals in the field of FASD speak about the recognition of FASD on Edinburgh 11th May 2018, Read more

  • Adoption Week - Scotland

    We were delighted to organise Adoption Week Scotland again this year, alongside AFA Scotland. The event ran from 19th-24th November and there were many highlights, including a visit from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Read more

  • Research

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

  • Scottish Parliament's report: ASN

    The Scottish Parliament's report on ASN has been published. Read more

  • Campaign for better support

    We are calling you all together in pursuit ofa fair deal for adoptive families in Scotland. Read more

  • Factsheets

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

  • Meet the Scotland team

    Find out more about our team in Scotland. Read more