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. 

We have a regular calendar of support and training events taking place throughout the year. 

You can keep up to date with our upcoming events via facebook ( or our eventbrite page:


NonViolence Resistance and Connective Parenting Training
Our team in Scotland received practitioner’s training in Non Violence Resistance (NVR) 'Connective Parenting' from coach and trainer Sarah Fisher with the support of funding from Aberdeen Asset  and Schuh Trust.  We have been running a series of parent workshops across Scotland and will be offering access to online support sessions.  You can find out more about the upcoming courses by contacting the Scotland office.

Independent Care Review
We would like to encourage all parents and carers of care experienced children to take part in the independant root and branch care review that is happening now in Scotland. 

There are opportunities for your thoughts and views to be heard in a variety of ways – please get in touch if you would like to send information via us, or look for an event near you:

Attachment Awareness in Education
Adoption UK in Scotland is collaborating with parents, educational psychologists, headteachers, teachers and school staff members to make every school in Scotland attachment aware.

For more information, costs and to book training download the flyer

Volunteer Coordinator Project 
We’re delighted to have been successful in our application to the postcode trust for project funding to allow us to develop our network of volunteer supporters.  Our 12 month project will be led by our new volunteer coordinator, Simon Cawthorne. Simon will be working 12 hours a week and his role will involve recruiting, training and supporting crucial volunteers to facilitate our peer support groups, and other activities. To find out more, and to get involved with the project, please do get in touch with Simon: [email protected], or contact the office 0131 322 8501.

UNCRC training tool:
10 Minute Children's Rights Training

Look out for updates around training sessions, and get in touch to find out about the support and opportunities that being a volunteer with Adoption UK in Scotland can offer you.