Welcome to Scottish Adoption.
For detailed information on the adoption process please download our Information for Prospective Adopters document and if after reading all the information you would like to contact us please download and fill out the Initial Enquiry Form.


At Scottish Adoption we focus exclusively on delivering high quality, innovative services to all affected by adoption in Scotland and further afield.

Adoption Week Scotland

Have a look at all the events we are hosting as part of Adoption Week Scotland 2019! All events are free and are open to everyone!


From our library to information on social media and parenting support, we have a wide range of resources to support you.


  • Is the fact that I’m adopted my fault?
    Question: Is the fact that I’m adopted my fault? (Girl age 7) Response from our Ambassadors Rebecca and Arran. Absolutely not! It’s never the child’s fault. You didn’t do anything wrong and you didn’t do anything to deserve the way you where treated. We’re sorry that you feel like that, but actually you’re not alone in having those feelings. We’ve asked ourselves the same question, but with time and the support of our families and workers from Scottish Adoption, we now realise that our path in life, the one that has resulted in gaining an adoptive family is not something that we were able to control or influence. We’ve spent time speaking to our adoptive family about the choices that our birth parents made that resulted in us being adopted. This helped a lot. Do you feel able to speak to your family about your life story? If not, do you have a social worker who might be able to help you work through your feelings? If you don’t currently have a social worker, you could get in touch with your local Council and their Children and Families Team. If they aren’t able to help, Adoption UK (adoptionuk.org) may also be able to offer you support.
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
    Sign up to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library!
  • Scottish Adoption Festival
    What a week it has been! We have had an amazing first ever Scottish Adoption Festival so thank you to everyone who has made this week more of a success then we had hoped it would be!

“We assessed that there was outstanding evidence of the adoption agency supporting positive outcomes for children and their adoptive families”

Inspection Report by the Care Inspectorate