If you were adopted as a child and now live within the Adoption West area, we can offer:
Support from an experienced adoption worker who will help you locate your birth records and share these with you. You will need to be 18 to do this. We will also support you in understanding why you were adopted and discuss your feelings about this.
If you are over 18 years old and are thinking about making contact with your birth family, we can offer you a free one-hour consultation, to discuss the nature and availability of intermediary services (tracing services) and the impact of contact for all involved. We can also signpost you to intermediary services who can help you trace birth relatives.
The adoption contact register puts adopted adults and their birth relatives, if registered, in touch with one another and is administered by the General Register Office: www.gro.gov.uk