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Adoption Support

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How we support adoptive families

Family based care Adoption Team delivers adoption support.

The service recognises that caring for adopted children can be fun as well as, at times, challenging. Each adoptive family is unique, with its own support network. However, there are also benefits in being able to share experiences with families in a similar position. With this in mind, adoptive families will have access to:

  • family fun days
  • training sessions
  • adoption related lectures
  • children’s groups
  • support groups
  • newsletters
  • sessions using Theraplay techniques
  • other adopter suggested activities.

Level Two Support

Some adoptive families may feel they need to explore additional support options. At such times a social worker will explore the issues with the family and agree a plan to best meet the needs of those affected. In some cases, this may include access to more specialist help.

Invitations to events will be sent to you by email. If you would like to discuss any aspect of adoption support or request an assessment, please get in touch with the team.

Parents Connect

Parents Connect is our regular newsletter for Adopt with Edinburgh families. Download your copy for the latest news, events and information on support for adopters and their families.

Parents Connect Issue 5 November 2019

Contact the Adoption Support Service: 

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in adoption, please get in touch today. Call our experienced social workers on 0131 200 4200 or by email at