Birth family counselling is an independent and confidential service for birth relatives of children who have been or are about to be adopted. The aim is to give you the opportunity to talk about your feelings with someone who is not involved in any part of the child’s adoption.

Your conversations are private and will not be shared unless you agree with your support worker that it would be in the child’s best interests for some information to be shared. The only exception to this is if concerns come up about the safety or wellbeing of a child which, where possible, the support worker will share their concerns.

How do I request birth family counselling?

You can find out more and request birth family counselling on the Adoption Plus website.