Support for people who have been adopted

A range of support and advice is available to adopted children under 18 and adults over 18. 

Children under 18

Support available to children under 18 includes:

  • meeting other adopted children and young people at our young people's events
  • talking to the Support After Adoption team about being adopted.

Adults over 18

Adults over the age of 18 can:

  • access adoption records
  • receive birth records counselling
  • get advice tracing birth relatives
  • request intermediary services to meet birth family members.

For further support read our adopted adults information leaflet [PDF].

Contact us

You can talk to the Support After Adoption team about any issues, worries or concerns you may have about being adopted, for instance if you:

  • are worried about upsetting your adoptive parents
  • were adopted from overseas
  • are a black person adopted into a white family.


Tel: 0115 804 1125

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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