Support for birth families

Information and support available for birth families trying to trace family members that have been adopted.

We can provide access to:

  • independent advice on all matters relating to adoption
  • support groups
  • advice on, and negotiation of, contact arrangements, including postal contact
  • advice on tracing family members placed for adoption, including mediation
  • management of face-to-face contact with adoptive family members.
Last updated:
20 November 2023
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