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Fostering and adoption monthly drop-ins

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Next event:

Thursday 5 September

Are you interested in Fostering or Adopting with Edinburgh?  Please come along to one of our friendly drop in sessions on the first Thursday of every month at Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Drop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm.

Or, if you can't make it, pick up the phone or email us and we'll be happy to answer all your questions or arrange a one-to-one virtual chat with a member of our friendly team. 

Pop along to one of our Foster Care roadshow events.

Call us: Fostering 0800 174 833 or Adoption 0131 200 4200

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News and events

Celebrating 25 years of disability fostering

Callout for new disability carers to mark 25 year anniversary

Award for Specialist Foster Care team for making a difference

2023 Fostering Excellence Awards recognises team's work in helping children with disabilities live their best possible lives.


The City of Edinburgh Council is a registered foster care and adoption service. It is also registered as an adult service for providing continuing care placements. We are committed to finding the best adoptive and foster parents to support Edinburgh’s children and care for unaccompanied migrant young people arriving from overseas.

As a registered service, the Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects our services to make sure we meet the right standards. It also works with us to promote improvements and support the aim that everyone using our service has the right to receive safe, high-quality care that meets their needs. Our latest care inspectorate reports can be accessed by visiting the links below

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