Are you adopted?

If you're an adopted adult, wanting to find out more about your origins is a natural part of developing your identity and feeling confident in yourself. Our adoption service provides a counselling and support service for those wishing to seek information and advice on how to trace birth relatives.

Although we do not offer a full tracing service, we can provide advice and guidance on how to do this, and direct you to other agencies who may be able to help.

In Scotland, we have different adoption laws to England and Wales. Our information booklets provide more information about accessing your birth records:



If you'd like to request our counselling and support service, or want more information, please contact our Duty Adoption worker:


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