Support for birth families and relatives

Tower Hamlets Adoption Support provides a comprehensive support service to birth families and their relatives. We provide the following:

• Counselling
• Advice and support.
• Advice on contact.
• Help with letterbox contact
• Intermediary services
• Group activities
• Support group to birth fathers

If you are thinking about placing your child for adoption we can help provide you with information, advice and counselling to help you to make an informed decision.

Adoption Support provides advice and support to birth relatives where a child is being adopted. We also provide advice and help with contact arrangements including letterbox and direct contact.

We offer intermediary services to birth parents or relatives of adopted adults aged 18 and over who are seeking information or contact.

We also have group activities for birth relatives. This provides opportunities to meet and gain support from others affected by adoption.

For further information, please read our leaflet: Adoption Support for Birth Relatives. For information on how to go about tracing your birth relatives, please read our leaflet: Intermediary Services for Birth Relatives.

For more information about our services for birth parents and relatives, please contact us on 020 7364 5431 or email us at

If you do not wish to use our services, we can refer you to an independent agency such as the Post Adoption Centre. You can contact them directly by calling their Advice Line number: 020 7284 5879.

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