Adoption support

Tower Hamlets is an Adoption Support Agency and provides services to all parties involved in adoption. We have a dedicated team of adoption support social workers. We provide services to the following groups

  • Adoptive Families
  • Adopted Adults
  • Birth Relatives
  • Special Gaurdians

We offer a range of support to adoptive families and will carry out adoption support assessments on request. This includes training, seminars and social events.

For adoptive adults we offer an access to records service providing information, counselling and advice to those wishing to access their adoption records and to trace their birth family members. We provide Intermediary Services to birth relatives seeking information or contact with an adopted adult.

We also provide support to birth relatives going through the adoption process, counselling support for relinquishing parents and offer support groups for birth parents.

Find out more by contacting Adoption Support at:

Permanency and Adoption Support Team
Mulberry Place
5, Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Tel: 0207 364 5335.
Or e-mail:

Tower Hamlets has an agreement with the Post Adoption Centre to provide independent, confidential advice to anyone involved in adoption. You can contact them at:

Post Adoption Centre
5 Torriano Mews
Torriano Avenue
London NW5 2RZ.
Te: 0207 284 0555
Adoption Advice Line: 0207 284 5879
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