Support for birth parents and adopted adults

We provide information and guidance to adults who have been adopted. You may need support or help with tracing birth parents. Our counselling services are available to anyone involved personally and professionally in adoption, including birth families.

We work with a partner organisation called Connecting Adoptive Families Independent Services (CAFIS) to provide support for:

  • adopted people wanting to find their adoption records
  • adopted people trying to make contact with their birth families
  • birth families coping with the effects of adoption (you can also read our birth family information and support leaflet (PDF, 78.1 KB))
  • adopters, adoptees and birth families when writing letters to each other via the letterbox service

They also enable contact between adopted children and significant people in their past. Contact the helpline on 01795 532081 for advice (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

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