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.

As we approach the end of lockdown restrictions… 

VolunteersAfter an extraordinary time when AUKScot was able to provide many of its services to families online it appears as if there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the possible resumption of face-to-face meet ups, events and activities. 

With this in mind, we are now looking to resume the activities of Scotlands Volunteer Community Network as restrictions ease over the coming weeks and months.

Time commitment typically includes monthly meetings and quarterly events/tripsThere is flexibility to how this could be achieved. Examples could include solely organising a group, doing it jointly with others or online delivery only. 

Within this role you can expect to receive training, ongoing support as well as accessible and practical resources and help. 

Sometimes no-one gets it quite like other adopters and there is a strength in this shared experience.  

If you would like more information we’d love to welcome you to the team. 

Get in touch:

  • Email - [email protected] 
  • Phone – 07800 750603 
  • Get in touch by writing – Volunteer Network, AdoptionUK Scotland, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ 

The difference you can make 

Here are some comments from attendees of our Network meetings.  

You do such a great job of running a friendly and supportive group, but also share your professional expertise and experience to the benefit of our wider membership group. 

Glasgow Group Member  

It was pouring rain one Sunday and you had organised the 10 pin bowling....we really needed something to do that day!! 

Edinburgh Group Member 

Not enough time for a Community Network role but still want to be involved? 

There may still be a role for you. Some of our amazing volunteers offer occasional Event support, work with the FASD Hub or assist in our offices in Edinburgh. These are also dependant on restrictions easing but for an informal discussion about volunteering, please contact Simon at[email protected]