Welcome to Scottish Adoption.

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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.


We have supported many families through their experiences of adoption and we have invited some of them to share their experiences with you.


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


  • Birth family contact
    I want to contact my birth family, but I’m not sure how my parents will feel about it. They say it's fine, but I get a feeling that they’re not.  What should I do? (Girl age 15)
  • Leaving foster care
    What was it like when you moved from foster care to your new family? (Boy age 7)
  • Discussing adoption
    My sister and I are both adopted. She really doesn’t want to tell any of our friends at school that she is adopted, but I’d like to be honest with mine. What should I do? (boy age 13).

“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