Scottish Adult Adoptee Movement

Scottish Adult Adoptee Movement


Scottish Adult Adoptee Movement

We are a group of adult adoptees, based in Scotland striving to change the narrative on adoption in Scotland.

Scottish Adult Adoptee Movement Recommendations

SAAM has set out a specific set of Core Circumstances and a series of Recommendations for representation to the Scottish Government. We have taken this step to ensure that nothing is done “about us without us” and to guarantee that the voices of adult adoptees, too long silenced, will be fully heard.

The issue of historical adoption practices in Scotland, and the abusive and shameful treatment of infants, children, young people, first parents, and first families will remain only partially considered if we do not make space to listen to the experiences of adult adoptees and to honour their truths.

To aid in the process of full consideration, SAAM’s attached list of Recommendations for the Scottish Government will begin to address the need for progress and healing from harm as identified by the only true experts in adult adoptee experience: the adoptees themselves.

SAAM Recommendations

The SAAM primary and secondary recommendations are supported by appendices covering academic findings of harm caused by adoption and areas of future promise required by SAAM members from our representatives at the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments.