We work with adopted children, adults and adoptive parents wishing to trace adoption records. Our team includes social workers, professional assistants and therapists specialising in adoption issues.

What we do

We offer advice and support by phone or by meeting with you. We can also put you in touch with other adopters who have shared the same experiences.

We can also help with matters to do with education, finance and disability.

Services we provide

  • Social groups such as coffee mornings
  • parenting courses and training events
  • advice and information
  • counselling and therapeutic support
  • children's activities and events
  • monthly parent and toddler groups
  • therapeutic services including: single adopters network, same sex adopters social groups, adopters of children with Special Educational Needs (SEND), letterbox support for family confidentiality.
  • a newsletter twice a year for people who adopt with information on training, events, support groups and recommended books.

See our Information for Adoption Families booklet for more details.

Contact details

Call 01438 844488 or email us for more information on how we can help you. Our lines are open 8.30am – 5.30pm weekdays.

Call our out of hours number on 0300 123 4043 if you need adoption support after 5.30pm Monday – Thursdays or after 4.30pm on Fridays. 

Adoption Support Team
Rainbow House
228a Hatfield Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 4LW