Adoption support for adopted adults

The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides the following services to adults who were adopted as children:

Access to records

We offer a confidential information, advice and counselling service to adopted adults who wish to find out more about their birth history.

If you are over 18 you can apply for access to your adoption records, and for your original birth certificate.

This service is open to residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and, like all our services, it is strictly confidential.

Intermediary services

We also offer an intermediary or mediation service to adopted adults to help them to make contact with their birth families.

Adopted adults support group

The South London Adoption Consortium run a bimonthly support group for adopted adults.

For further information, contact the Adoption Support Team.

Registering a veto

If you do not wish to have contact with a member of your birth family and you believe you would not want them to contact you in the future, you can prevent this by registering a veto.

Contact the Adoption Support Team

If you would like to know more or to be put on our mailing list to receive information about events which may be of interest, please contact the Adoption Support Team.