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.


  • Adoption Week - Scotland

    AFA Scotland and Adoption UK Scotland were again responsible for organising Adoption Week running from Monday 18th to Saturday 22nd November. The programme for the week once again proved to be a successful way of raising the profile of adoption across the country. 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

  • 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



  • Thinking differently about education

    Adoption UK Scotland is delighted to host an Education Conference for Parents/Carers, Educators, Professionals and Practitioners involved with Care Experienced Children. Read more

  • Education Conference 2019

    We are delighted to announce our annual conference for 2019 with acclaimed author, teacher and therapist Louise Bombèr as our key note speaker. 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