Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are being encouraged to give a child a permanent home through adoption, as events are launched this weekend to mark Adoption Week Scotland.

From Sunday 19th November a week of events are being held across the country to encourage people to find out more about adoption and consider extending their family.

Events are being organised by Adoption & Fostering Alliance, Scotland’s Adoption Register and Adoption UK Scotland. Scottish Adoption will be holding events outside of Edinburgh for the first time too.

The week will include a family dog walk with the Scottish Adoption team and their therapy dog ‘Reiver’ in Linlithgow, information events in Glasgow, a film screening and a bake off!

Scottish Adoption

Almost 100 adoptions by same-sex couples have been registered with National Records Scotland since legislation was passed in 2009. Scottish Adoption used Glasgow Pride earlier this year to engage the LGBT community to consider adopting a child. The event was themed around #ProudFamilies which offered the perfect stage to raise awareness of adoption.

The full list of activities is listed below, more information is available at or you can download some simple factsheets from

Sun 19th November – Family Dog Walk, Linlithgow Loch

Mon 20th November – Scottish Adoption Bake Off, Edinburgh

Tues 21st November – Information Evening, Burntisland, Fife

Tues 21st November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Glasgow

Wed 22nd November – Information Evening, Glasgow

Wed 22nd November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Scottish Borders

Wed 22nd November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Stirling

Thurs 23rd November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Edinburgh

Thurs 23rd November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Lennoxtown

Thurs 23rd November – Film Screening ‘And Violet’, Aberdeen



(Pic credit: Scottish Adoption)

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