Support for birth families

It was once the case that adults who were adopted as children were able to find out little about their birth families.

Support for birth families - elderly hands holding old photoLikewise, birth families often thought that they could discover very little about what happened to the child who was adopted.

With the implementation of the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002, birth relatives now have a right to request information.

If your child was adopted through St. Francis’ Children’s Society, the first step is to contact us and we can confirm whether we hold the relevant records.

If we do hold the records relating to your child’s adoption, you can make a formal application to trace your birth children through us, as long as they are over 18 and no restrictions have been placed on your contact.

 

Want to find out more?

Please contact us if you need further information on how to access this service, or have any queries about the support on offer.

“I feel like I’ve been protected through this process, whilst allowing my birth family to have the situation handled sensitively.  My case worker has been so calm and supportive, and displays such great empathy.”

Mrs F, who traced her birth family through SFCS