Last week, the Scottish Government launched a new and improved website for adoptions in Scotland, the website being run by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) Scotland. This new website for Scotland’s Adoption Register aims to improve the number of successful matches between children and prospective adopters, and will involve prospective adopters and social workers more directly in the process of finding families for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.
The adoption process in Scotland is well known to be lengthy, and at times frustrating, and there are families out there looking for children who they can raise and love as their own. These children to need to find secure, stable and loving homes and it is hoped that the re-launch of the website, and its innovations, will help speed up the matching process to find suitable families for all the children who need them.
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 has placed Scotland’s Adoption Register on a national footing. This means every adoption agency in Scotland must use the Register, and must refer both children and approve adopters within a time scale to be specified in the regulations to follow.
At MTM Family Law, we can assist in advising you on the adoption process. Quite often, we receive instructions in relation to step-parent adoptions too. If we can assist you in any way please just get in touch.