Who Can Adopt in Scotland?
You can adopt in Scotland whether you are:
Single, in a relationship, married or in a civil partnership with or without children
Male, female, straight, lesbian, gay, trans or bisexual
A homeowner or renting
To ensure that every child gets the support and stability they deserve, there are a few criteria you need to be approved as an adoptive parent. You must:
As part of the adoption assessment; a prospective adopter’s health, financial circumstances and employment status will always be explored. However, health conditions, low income or being unemployed will not in themselves automatically exclude a person from being approved to adopt.