parent with adopted daughter

I am adopted

We recognise that adoption is a lifetime experience

Support for people aged 18 years old and over

If you have been adopted and live in the Birmingham area, our post adoption support team can provide support, counselling and help you to access your adoption records if you are over the age of 18.

Contact the Post Adoption Support team

Phone: 0121 303 1010



If you are an adopted adult living outside Birmingham, you will need to contact your local council for support.
Find your local council


I want to find my birth relatives

If you were adopted and are now over 18 years old, you can choose to express an interest in finding your birth family.

To do this you must add yourself to the Adoption Contact Register via the General Registry Office (GRO)

About tracing your birth relatives


I do not want to be found by my birth relatives

As an adopted adult you may not want to have contact with any birth relatives, or only certain birth relatives.

To prevent unwanted contact, you can register a VETO with your Adoption Agency. A VETO creates a record of your preference.

Types of VETO and to create one