Scotland's Adoption register

Scotland’s Adoption Register is a project funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by AFA Scotland. The Register supports agencies across Scotland to make the family finding system work as well as possible for children identified as needing adoptive placements. It offers a number of family finding services at no cost to agencies.

The online Register allows social workers to share information about children who have a plan for adoption with approved adopters in Scotland. The system uses an IT system provided by the social enterprise ‘Link Maker’ to enable social workers and adopters to share information and to explore possible links in the knowledge that the information is protected by the highest levels of security.

Regulations introduced by the Scottish Government in 2016 require local authorities and adoption agencies to refer children and adopters to the Register through the national linking service – within 3 months of the child being registered for adoption or, for adopters, within 3 months of being approved at panel.

Contact Details
Kate Richardson, Manager/Practitioner
Jess Austin, Administrative Communications Coordinator

Great Michael House
14 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ
0131 526 3240
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AFA Scotland is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - SC046417