What support do you offer adopted adults?
We can provide you with support to access your adoption records, search for your Birth family, establishing contact with your Birth family when both parties are in agreement with this and support you through to reunions when appropriate. We will support you through the whole journey and advise you if any additional support needs are identified when working with you.
What support do you offer birth relatives and adopted person?
We can provide you with accessible information and advice, support with establishing contact when both parties are in agreement with this and support you through to reunions when appropriate. We will support you through the whole journey and advise you if any additional support needs are identified when working with you.
Why can’t I contact the relative myself?
We can check whether your relative has stated their views relating to contact. Using an intermediary service usually results in more positive results. We will also support you and birth family with any views that you have about contact.
How long does it take?
This will vary for every individual. We will keep in regular contact with you and keep you informed throughout the service. We will always aim to support people as soon as support is requested.
We also offer a premium package for an additional charge which is quicker than our standard service. Contact us for further information.
How much does it cost?
Please have a look at our prices on our website for further information.
However we believe in providing people with a reasonably priced service.
Why should I access support from your service?
We offer a free initial consultation which will be an opportunity for you discuss your support needs and how we can support you. We are a registered intermediary service who can provide support with reunions. Many local authorities have stopped providing search and intermediary services or have long waiting lists. The director is a qualified social worker and has experience of working in local authority children’s services, working within regional adoption service and has managerial local authority experience. As an adoption support agency, we can offer an access to adoption records, search and intermediary service therefore we can support you throughout the journey of being reunited with your birth relatives.
What if my relative doesn’t want contact?
We will find out whether any wishes regarding contact has been recorded on the adoption folder. We will respect any views that people may have about contact and we will ensure the well being of everyone involved throughout the process. If a birth relative does not want want contact we will reassure the birth relative that we will respect their wishes in relation to contact.
I have a lot of information, why should I pay the same as everyone else?
As a registered adoption agency, we are required to check the information that you already have therefore the tasks involved are the same which is why we charge the same prices.
I want to access support from your service, but I can’t afford the charges?
We are willing to discuss and accept payment in installments. However, we expect that the service is paid in full by the end of each stage. We will provide you with information or make arrangements for you to meet with your birth relative after the payment has been received in full. We will discuss this with you if you request to pay in installments.
What if the relative that I am searching for is deceased?
We can offer similar support to relatives of deceased persons. We will consider your personal circumstances and the welfare of everyone involved by speaking to the next of kin and other family members before any information is disclosed.