The Barnardo’s Scotland Adoption Support Service (SASS) is a post-adoption service offering advice, support and counselling to anyone affected by adoption.
The service was established in 1978 and is staffed by experienced adoption workers. We are based in the West of Scotland and funded by subscribing Local Authorities in the West and Central belt of Scotland.
We know that there can be lifelong implications for everyone involved in adoption. Our confidential service supports:
We can support people who have been adopted so they can learn more about their birth family history and / or find their birth relatives. We can also provide a sensitive service to help you contact a birth relative, as well as offering support groups.
We support parents who have been separated from their children through adoption and help those who would like to find out about them. We can access, and when possible, share information from adoption records and facilitate contact.
We can also help birth parents if their child is permanently removed from their care.
We recognise that adoptive families can face challenges as they try to establish their new families. We can work with families together, or with children or parents individually, to support this. We also offer mediation if it’s needed.
If you could benefit from one of our services, contact us at:
Barnardo’s Scotland Adoption Support Service
Tel: 0141 419 4796