East Lothian Council

Adopt East Lothian

Happy, successful families

Woman on the beach holding a child's hand
We place babies through to school-aged children from both East Lothian and other local authorities. We will take time to get to know you during the Homestudy process to ensure you and the child or children are right for each other.
Who can adopt?
  • You can be single, married, in a civil partnership or living together in a stable, long-term relationship
  • You must be over 21-years-of-age
  • We prefer one adopter to be available on a full-time basis for the first year after the child comes to live with you. Many adopters are entitled to Adoption Leave from their employer
Other criteria are detailed in the Information Pack.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.