A path to knowing who they are.
When your child reaches the age of 18 they can request their birth records. They may also decide they would like to search for birth relatives at this time, and possibly meet with them if searches are successful.
This can be a very emotional time for you, as well as them. Access to birth records can answer a lot of questions, but also raise many more.
As a professional intermediary agency we are best placed to help you, and them, deal with the complex feelings and issues that this process brings up.
We know this can be a difficult time and we can help you, as a family, deal with any difficult feelings that you may have.
You may also be interested in:
Adoption Support Services
Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives.
SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme
SafeBase is After Adoption’s flagship therapeutic parenting programme for all adoptive families. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships.
SafeBase for Schools
SafeBase for Schools is based on After Adoption’s successful SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme for adopted families. It aims to help schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential.
SafeBase in the Teenage Years
SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 1-day therapeutic parenting course for parents of teenagers.
TalkAdoption for adopted young people
TalkAdoption is our national support service for adopted children and young people. We provide regular activities that offer a safe and supportive space for young adopted people to meet, have fun and have an opportunity to explore issues that are important to them.
TalkAdoption Camps and Short Breaks
Our national programme of therapeutic residential camps for 11-18 year olds helps build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people, whilst offering you a valuable period of respite.
Support for adopted adults
We support everyone affected by adoption. If you're an adult who was adopted, we can support you.