New adoption register website helps find families for vulnerable children

Web adoption register screengrab

Site went live this week with improved system for matching prospective parents with youngsters from across Scotland

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12th March 2015 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

Scotland’s Adoption Register has a new website which should help unite vulnerable children with adoptive families quicker.

The site, run by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, has an improved system for matching prospective parents with youngsters from across Scotland.

Robin Duncan, Scotland’s Adoption Register manager, said: “There are frustrations about how long the adoption process can take and of how difficult it can be to find families for all the children who need them, but we are very excited by the opportunities the re-launched website brings and the innovations to the Scottish Register will help speed up the matching process to find families for all the children who need them.”

The website will build on the progress the register has already had in matching children and prospective adopters. The number of referrals is continuing to grow – with the milestone of 150 matches made passed in January.

Fiona McLeod, acting minister for children, added: “These improvements to the new website reflect the growing success Scotland’s Adoption Register has had in finding secure, stable and loving homes for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

“The website will arm prospective parents with the information and advice they need to go forward. It is also a great practical resource for social workers who are key in helping to make placements between children who are suitable for adoption and prospective adopters in Scotland.”