Where it is not possible for a child to live with their own family, we need to find an alternative family for them. There are many children in Aberdeen waiting to find a new family.
Most children being placed for adoption will have spent some time living with our foster carers. Some birth parents have complex family backgrounds which have impacted on their capacity to safely care for their children and prioritise their needs.
These children need lots of attention and love. In many cases the stability of a new family is all that is needed to help these children thrive and meet their potential.
Most of the children waiting for adoption in Aberdeen are aged between 0-8 years and some will have health needs and/or need additional educational support. We have single children but also groups of brothers and sisters who do not want to be separated.
Current need and priorities
We are currently looking for families who can adopt:
- sibling groups
- older children
- children with disabilities