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Support for

Support for Adopted Adults

Adopted Adults

We provide a range of services to help adopted people who may need support, these include:

Birth Record Counselling

If you’re over 18, you can access your birth records, medical history and information about why you were adopted if you have proof of your birth name (your birth certificate). If you don’t have your birth certificate, you’ll need to request this first.

If you do have your birth certificate, you can get in touch with your local Family Adoption Links partner using the details at the bottom of the page.

How to get a copy of your medical history

Your medical history may have been included within your adoption file at the time of adoption. If you have proof of your birth name (as above), you can also request this from the NHS.

Help with finding out why you were adopted

Our Birth Records Counselling Services can help you to find out why you were in care. In order to access birth records counselling services, you would need to make a referral to the BRC team in the area in which you live.

Help with getting a copy of your Life Story Book or later life letter

A copy of your Life Story Book and later life letter should have been saved on record by the local authority that placed you for adoption, as well as being given to your adopters at the time of the adoption order. If you no longer have this, you can contact the local authority you were adopted from to request a copy.

Help with getting in touch with someone from your past

If you want to get in touch with someone from your past, it’s advisable that you contact the Birth Records Counselling Service. They will signpost you to the relevant intermediary service.

Contact your local Birth Records Counselling Service

Lincolnshire and Rutland
Tel 01522 782111
Email

North Lincolnshire
Tel 01724 297024
Email

Leicester
Tel 0116 454 6540
(Monday to Thursday between 10am and 2pm)
Email

Leicestershire
Tel 0116 3053051
Email

Northamptonshire
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