East Lothian Council

Adopt East Lothian

What to expect

Two women in the woods with a baby
There are several steps in the adoption process which we will help you through, including:
  • Initial enquiry – you will be given the opportunity to meet with an adoption-experienced social worker
  • Checks and references – these include Disclosure Scotland, health checks, employment history and references, Local Authority check, personal references, checks on previous partners
  • Preparation and training
  • Homestudy – this involves regular meetings with your social worker over a four-six-month period.

For more details on the Homestudy assessment and checks and references, please refer to the Information Pack.

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