May 27, 2020
We are not aware of any scholarships for adopted children of addicts, though this certainly seems like a good idea. Of course, there may be some we're missing, but the only scholarships we know of for adopted children are for those who were adopted from foster care. Perhaps, given your son's situation in infancy, he was.
In addition, if you complete the registration form at www.fastweb.com, you may also turn up some opportunities for your son. (FastWeb is fun, free, and legitimate. Once your son completes an online questionnaire, he receive a list of scholarships for which he may qualify, and he can weed through them to see which ones are worth going after. FastWeb even follows up by e-mail with deadline reminders and updates on new scholarship opportunities.)
Keep in mind, too, that many colleges offer excellent need-based aid. Often the more a college costs, the more money is earmarked to give away. So don't pass up expensive colleges that you feel may be out of range. At least not at this point. Sure, you may eventually have to make a final decision based on finances, but elite colleges and other pricey private schools can sometimes turn out to be a great deal for disadvantaged and middle-class families because their need-based aid can be so generous.