21 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN
Our aim is to enhance the well-being and promote the welfare of all people affected by adoption with a Scottish connection.
Birthlink provides an After Adoption Information Line for anyone with questions about after adoption issues. Service users include adopted adults, birth parents of people adopted as children and their family members, adoptive family members, local authority social workers, voluntary adoption agencies and other professionals. The Adoption Contact Register for Scotland was created as part of Birthlink’s Adoption Counselling Centre and we also offer services of accessing records, searching and mediation.
Our Care Connect service helps adults who were formerly ‘in care’; either growing up in the residential care of a local authority or in a foster family to access information from records. Many of this group have the same issues as adopted adults such as lack of information about their birth parents and family which impacts on their sense of identity.