Adoption in Scotland

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Helping you find the information you need about adoption

Welcome to Scotland’s online adoption information hub, managed by Adoption UK Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

On this website, you’ll find information to support people who are thinking about adopting (known as prospective adopters), those who have already adopted (known as adoptive families), and professionals who work with adopters and adoptees.

To get started, choose the category that best describes you from the options below.

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If you can’t find the information you’re looking for on this site, please contact the Adoption UK Scotland helpline for advice on 0300 666 0006 /

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This website is funded by the Scottish Government and has been developed by Adoption UK Scotland, the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland and Scotland’s Adoption Register
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