A path to knowing who you are.

We believe adopted people have a right to know about their background – their culture, heritage and family history.

If you are 18 or over, we can help you access your birth records, when you are ready.


If you decide you want to search for your relatives, we can support you all the way. This can be done without making contact with relatives, and for some people, this answers enough questions that it is as far as they want to go.


We also provide an intermediary service, which is where we act as a ‘go-between’ to support reunions.

If you decide you would like to make contact with any birth relatives we have found, and if all parties agree, we can arrange and support this.

As a professional intermediary agency we are best placed to help you deal with the complex feelings and issues that this process brings up.

After Adoption helped me find my family. I couldn’t be happier. – Adopted adult who used our ReUnite service


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To find out more call: 0800 0568 578 or email actionline@afteradoption.org.uk

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ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support