Offering a child a home for life is one of the biggest and most life-changing decisions you can make. But it’s not a simple decision and you need to go into the process with your eyes open. This guide answers some of the most common questions about adopting in Fife.
If you’ve ever thought about adoption the Family Placement Team can help answer any questions you might have.
What kind of children and young people need families?
There are all kinds of reasons why children can’t stay with their birth families. Some children come from complex family backgrounds while others may have experienced trauma in their life due to separation, loss, abuse, neglect or other hurtful experiences.
Nowadays, we rarely have straightforward young babies available for adoption. The legal complexities which involve the removal of parental rights and responsibilities from the birth parent often delays the care planning for the children, resulting in most children spending a period of their lives with foster carers before we can can consider them for adoptive families.
Many of the children may also have emotional, behavioural, physical or medical needs.
If you are thinking about adoption we ask that you come with an open mind. We won’t accept your application if you only want to adopt healthy babies or very young children. You must be willing to consider a child or siblings in the age range 18 months to 6 years old.
For more information contactSocial Work Enquiries
Tel: 01383 441177 Contact Social Work Enquiries online