We recruit adopters in collaboration with Stirling and Clackmannanshire. The three
Councils work together to provide preparatory training, post approval support, and
matching children with the most appropriate adopters.
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There is a programme of preparation and training for prospective adopters which
must be completed. We won't normally accept an application from prospective adopters
until you have attended the preparation course.
If we don’t accept an application,
we will explain why.
What happens next?
We will invite you to our next information evening, following which you will be asked
to complete an enquiry form.
A social worker will then visit you at home for an initial interview. This interview
helps us to get to know you better and assess if you are suitable to continue with
the adoption process.
You will then need to attend preparation groups, which give you more information
about what being an adoptive parent means.
After these groups you will need to complete a formal application.
You will then be allocated an assessing social worker who will undertake an in-depth
assessment of your circumstances and lifestyle. This will normally take about six
months and will include health checks, Disclosure Scotland check, references and
local authority checks.
Once your assessment report has been completed you will be presented to the Adoption
and Permanency Panel. This panel recommends whether you should be approved as an
adopter and the number and range of children.