Adoption UK - Scotland

Adoption UK in Scotland provides 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.

Services this organisation delivers

  • Psychology & Therapy Hub (PATH)

    Note: this service is only for families

    Adoption UK’s Psychology and Therapy Hub (PATH) offers online trauma-informed therapeutic support for adoptive families. Delivered by psychologists, therapists and peer experts-by-experience, this gives PATH a unique blend of theoretical, clinical and peer support. Services include assessments, packages of support and bespoke needs-led services.

  • The #E Project

    The #E Project aims to engage with and empower people who have been adopted, live in kinship care, or have FASD. People of all ages can join as the groups are split into four age groups: nine and under, 10-13, 14-17 and 18+.

  • Note: this service is only for families

    Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland is led by the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland AFKA. This service supports kinship carers across Scotland; children and young people living in kinship arrangements; and professionals who work with families.

  • Adoption UK - FASD Hub Scotland

    FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Hub Scotland provide a support service for parents/carers (adoptive and biological parents, foster carers, kinship carers and step parents) across Scotland who live with children, young people and young adults who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without an FASD diagnosis. No diagnosis is necessary to access our services.

  • We want to build a positive, supportive community in our local areas to develop new friendships and have fun.

  • Adoption UK Scotland - Helpline

    Our helpline advisers offer practical suggestions, information and encouragement, or can point you in the right direction for specialist help. Wherever you are in the process, whatever difficulties you are having, make our helpline your first port of call. Anyone is welcome to call including adoptees, adopters, kinship carers and their support network.

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