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. 

The Scottish Parliament's report on ASN has been published - and the Scottish Parliament Education Committee have recommended a quality assessment and review of policy implementation and  availability of additional support in schools.

Importantly they stress the need to listen to children, families and staff's own experiences:

"This review should place emphasis on the direct experiences of parents (and by extension the children themselves), teachers and support staff in schools."

www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/
103397.aspx

You can read our response to the review on p45 of the first tranche of responses collected.  Please do get in touch for support with helping to raise awareness of the needs of adopted and looked after children in schools: [email protected]