It is hoped that standardising the fee structure will mean that agencies are confident that they can cover the costs of recruiting prospective adopters, ensuring that they can continue to invest in recruitment even if the adopters are matched with children from outwith their local area.  In addition to ensuring that the best interests of the child is at the forefront of any potential match, this will also help to maximise the opportunities for children across Scotland who require adoptive placements, and to make best possible use of the opportunities available through the adoption register.

The table below details the fee structure.

For 1 Child Full Fee £27,000
For 2 Children Full Fee £43,000
For 3 Children Full Fee £60,000
For 4 Children Full Fee £68,000
For 5 Children Full Fee £80,000