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These organisations provide information and support for families and individuals who are looking to adopt or adopt out a child.

St Andrew’s Children’s Society, St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society and Scottish Adoption are Scottish-based organisations that provide general information and guidance on adoption in Scotland.

Reece’s Rainbow and National Down Syndrome Adoption Network are international organisations that provide specific information for adoption in relation to children with Down Syndrome.


St Andrew’s Children’s Society

St Andrew’s Children’s Society provides the support to allow children who cannot live with their birth families to be brought up in a loving and secure family environment.

St Andrew’s Childrens Society website


St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society

At St Margaret’s we believe that all children should have the right to a happy and stable family life, no matter what kind of start they have had in life. Our primary concern is to provide a family for a child

St Margaret’s website


Scottish Adoption

At Scottish Adoption we focus exclusively on delivering high quality, innovative services to all affected by adoption in Scotland and further afield. We are driven by the key principle that all children should be supported to grow up in safe, loving, caring and nurturing families and that everyone affected by adoption should be able to access a comprehensive and holistic range of adoption support services.

Scottish Adoption website


Reece’s Rainbow

Reece’s Rainbow is a global down syndrom adoption organisation, whose demand exceeds supply. They work to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Reece’s Rainbow website


National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right choice for some families.

NDSAN website

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