Making a space for a child in your life is an amazing thing to do. There is a lot to think about and learn and we have the knowledge and experience to help you. Parenting an adoptive child has its challenges, but as our adoptive parents will tell you, it is very rewarding.

Why Choose Scottish Adoption and Fostering as your agency?

You have a choice of Adoption and Fostering Agencies and we would encourage you to talk to more than one Agency. Scottish Adoption and Fostering has 100 years of experience and being a small organisation we can ensure a personal and responsive service to those who contact us. From the very first moment of enquiry to the dedicated follow up support, our team will be there for you every step of the way.

We have a highly professional and committed staff group with specialist knowledge in all areas of adoption in Scotland. We understand the issues for those affected by adoption while recognising that every situation is unique and needs an individual response.

For more detailed information on the adoption process please download our Information for Prospective Adopters

Scottish Adoption and Fostering offers:

Clear timescales

Once you have completed your Preparation Course, you will immediately be allocated a Senior Practitioner, a panel date will be agreed with you for your approval panel and you can expect your assessment to be completed within 5-6 months.

Support Commitment

Our support commitment is backed up by a range of adoption support services, developed specifically in response to identified need.

To take the first step on your adoption journey please complete this initial enquiry form and someone will get back to you soon.

To take the first step on your adoption or fostering journey please fill out the form below and someone will get back to you within one business day. Please call 0131 553 5060 if you would rather speak to someone on the phone. Scottish Adoption values your support and promises to respect your privacy.

The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you, with any third party organisations without your consent.

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