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Making a space for a child in your life is an amazing thing to do. We know that starting out on the adoption journey can seem daunting. There is a lot to think about and learn and we have the knowledge and experience to help you.

We hope that the information in this section will help you to understand adoption better.

More information on how to become an adoptive parent is available in our Information for prospective adopters (PDF 370KB).

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What we offer

Find out what we offer at Aberdeenshire Council’s Adoption Service.

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Post adoption enduring support

Find out about enduring support available to our adoptive families.

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Early days support

Find out about early days support to our adoptive families.

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Case studies

Read some case studies of children who needed adoption in Aberdeenshire and hear what some of our families have to say about how they experienced working with us.

Adopting a stepchild or relative

View our Adopting a stepchild or relative leaflet (PDF 129KB) which contains information for parents as well as stepparents and relatives thinking of adopting a stepchild or relative.

Intercountry adoption

We offer a service to people seeking to adopt a child from overseas. More information is available in our Intercountry adoption leaflet (PDF 252KB).

Information on intercountry adoption is also available on the Scottish Government and the Department for Education websites.


Are you ready to start your adoption journey?

Telephone: 01467 532800
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