We provide a range of services to help adopted people who may need support, these include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lincolnshire and Rutland
Tel 01522 782111
Tel 01724 297024
Tel 0116 454 6540
(Monday to Thursday between 10am and 2pm)
Tel 0116 3053051