Are you adopted?

Support for adopted people

Were you adopted through the Faith in Families or formerly the Catholic Children’s Society? Everyone’s experience is different and your needs and feelings won’t necessarily be the same as others who have been adopted. We’re here to offer advice to adopted adults and help you get the support you need.

We have records going back to the mother and baby home days which hold various levels of information. We can put together a report for you and talk you through what it means.

If you are interested in finding a birth relative or an adopted person we can help trace them for a fee. For some people just knowing about them is enough but for others they would like to go further and meet them. Faith in Families can facilitate reunions on neutral ground, with plenty of support before and after.

Can people always be found?

Not always. Sometimes it may be impossible to find somebody. The agency will tell you if they cannot take the search any further. It is important to appreciate that whenever a search is made it may result in you learning that the person sought has died or is very unwell. Your social worker will discuss such possibilities with you.

What is a veto?

Adopted adults have a right to register a Veto with the agency that placed them for adoption. This is in recognition of the fact that an adopted adult may not wish to be contacted on behalf of a birth relative.

Birth relatives have not been given the same right to register a veto but can express a wish for no contact.

Not adopted through Faith in Families?

We also offer this service to adopted adults who have not been adopted through our agency, but have already accessed their records.  For more information about this please click here and for information on fees for this service please click here.

If you are an adopted adult and would like to get in touch to find out more, please give us a call on 0115 955 8811 or fill out our contact form and we will respond as soon as we can.

Fill out our contact form here