New to adoption
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).
Find out what we offer at Aberdeenshire Council’s Adoption Service.
Find out about enduring support available to our adoptive families.
Adopting a step child or relative
View our Adopting a step child or relative leaflet (pdf 129KB) which contains information for parents as well as step parents and relatives thinking of adopting a step child or relative.
We offer a service to people seeking to adopt a child from overseas. More information is available in our Intercountry adoption leaflet (pdf 252KB).
Are you ready to start your adoption journey?