Fostering and adoption
Adoption is a way of providing a permanent family for a child in care, who cannot for whatever reason return home to their birth family.
Children who need to be adopted will have been looked after by the Children and Families Department and can't go back to their own homes for a range of reasons. They're likely to have had troubled early years and they may have been neglected or abused. They may feel rejected, angry and be lacking confidence or self-esteem.
Most of the children requiring adoption are of primary school age or younger and some will need extra support with their education. There are single children and groups of brothers and sisters.
Becoming a carerIf you are interested in adopting a child please visit the Carer Information Service web site for more information.
Children and FamiliesSpringwell House, 1 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA
Tel: 0800 174 833http://www.edi
Children and FamiliesChesser House, 500 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3YJ
Tel: 0131 200 2327
Health and social careWaverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Tel: 0800 731 6969 (free)