Adoption Information Dog Walk

Come join us at the Falkirk Wheel on Sunday 26th August for our Adoption Information Dog Walk!

If you are interested in adopting and want to find out more then come and join us as we get together at the Falkirk Wheel on Sunday 26th August. We shall be meeting at the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre ready to start our walk at 10:30am so bring your dogs and join us for a wee walk to find out about the adoption process from our Senior Practitioners as well as hearing from our experienced adopters. It will be a great chance to get together with other dog loving prospective adopters and adopters to have all your questions answered.

We will be walking what ever the weather so please dress appropriately and we will be providing tea, coffee and bacon rolls after the walk.

If you wish to attend our dog walk please sign up here bit.ly/DogWalkFalkirk and if you have any questions please do email david@scottishadoption.org

Adoption Information Evening

Come join us at Polmont Old Parish Church Halls to hear all about the adoption process on Thursday 2nd August!

If you are interested in adopting and want to find out more then come and join us as we get together at the Polmont Old Parish Church Halls in Polmont on Thursday 2nd August from 6pm until 9pm.

The evening will give you the opportunity to hear from our expert Senior Practitioners as well as from our lovely Adopters as they talk about their journey to parenthood. You will get the opportunity to ask any questions you have all while enjoying tea and cake in a friendly relaxed environment. You can sign up for free tickets here http://bit.ly/Polmont

The highlight for those attending previous information evenings has always been the opportunity to hear directly from our parents. Below is a selection of the feedback we have had from previous events:

“We found the info meeting really useful and informative and a great way to make the idea of adoption more of a reality in terms of it being an option for us. We have talked about looking into it for a while now and it was a really good way to get lots of information and meet the team of people from the agency. Hearing the adoptive dads talk about their experiences was definitely the highlight.”

“It was a very informative night and put a lot of thoughts in my head regarding my future, and how to go about setting these into motion. I’m very glad I came along and felt the staff explained everything and the personal stories from the adopters were the highlight. As a result of the event my partner and myself will be filling out an initial request form with Scottish Adoption to move things forward from this point.”

“Edinburgh event last night was so helpful. Great to see so many other people looking to adopt! Hearing the experiences of the gay dads was good, generally I’m really glad we went!”

“We thought the evening was excellent. Very informative and also relaxed so no pressure on anyone to make decisions or to do anything. We both felt very relaxed, and felt we received a really good overview of what the process involves. We especially enjoyed hearing the adopters speak about their own experiences and how they felt throughout the process. To see their obvious joy and happiness was definitely an inspiration to us both. We’ve already completed our initial enquiry form and have had a response from your office.”

If you have any questions about the event please do email david@scottishadoption.org

West Lothian Pride Parade

Join Scottish Adoption as we support the LGBT+ community and march at this years West Lothian Pride March!

Join Scottish Adoption as we take to the streets of Livingston to proudly march with other organisations and groups supporting the LGBT+ Community. The West Lothian Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 28th July starting at 1.30pm at the main entrance to the college on Almondvale Crescent. The march will make its way through the town centre of and finish up back at the college grounds.

If you would like to march with Scottish Adoption and our families, workers and supporters please do email david@scottishadoption.org to register your interest.

 

Glasgow Pride

Scottish Adoption attended Glasgow Pride and took part in their first ever Pride March!

Scottish Adoption were chosen as the Charity Partner for Glasgow Pride 2017 and with the theme for Pride being #ProudFamilies, was something that we were proud to be part of. Taking part in our first ever Pride Event meant we were able to take part in our first ever Pride March which meant we could reach a much wider audience as we marched our way through the streets of Glasgow.

The two day event started on the Saturday with the Pride March through the centre of Glasgow. The Scottish Adoption team, made up of adopted families and their children, staff and supporters, were part of a 7000 strong crowd who marched through the city. One gay dad who marched with Scottish Adoption commented about how humbled he felt with all the support Scottish Adoption were getting from the people who had lined the street. He added that he was welling up at moments during the parade because the support for being a gay adopter from the crowds was overwhelming.

After the march Scottish Adoption had set up camp in the Expo area where lots of other organisations and charities had set up stalls. Everyone who came along to the Scottish Adoption stall heard all about the adoption process as well as hearing about the work the After Adoption team do, the support they give to adopters, children as well as other family members affected by adoption.

Messages of suport come in from Ruth Davidson and Patrick Harvie wishing Scottish Adoption all the best on our first Pride March.

Day two and Leasa and Dave were back for another day of sharing the world of Adoption with the LGBTQI Community. They were joined by a very special guest, the latest addition to the Scottish Adoption family, Reiver. Reiver attracted more people to the stall so it was another busy day sharing information, getting cuddles, belly rubs and licks.

Scottish Adoption were extremely proud to have been asked to take part in this year’s Glasgow Pride. Having worked with the LGBTQI Community for many years, Scottish Adoption have become the number one agency in Scotland for placing children with LGBTQI families and it is a relationship that will continue to grow and that Scottish Adoption will continue to support. #BraveEveryday #PrideFamilies #ProudFamilies #LGBTAdoption