Building Connections

“Likewise the work in relation to birth records counselling and birth relative initiated contact is of a high quality and means that people are supported to understand their situation and in some cases have
re-established relationships in a safe and fulfilling way.”


SFCS Ofsted report, Autumn 2012

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is committed to helping anyone whose life has been touched by adoption, whether they be a child in care, an adoptive family or an adult who was adopted as a child.

Birth records counselling - Grandad and grandson

Building Connections is our birth records counselling and family tracing service.  As well as seeking access to their files and paperwork, we can also help adopted adults and birth families to trace their family members.

At every step of this long and sometimes difficult journey, our experienced and sensitive staff are here to offer the vital advice, counselling and support.

Even if you weren’t adopted through SFCS, we can still help you.  Find out more about our intermediary service and our birth records counselling service here.

If you are a birth relative and your child was adopted through SFCS, we may also be able to help you to trace your child or children.  Our Support for birth families page will tell you more.