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.

Or contact us:

Fostering and Adoption Team
Grangemouth Social Work Office
Oxgang Road

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.