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Summer, what do you prefer - chocolate or cake?

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Support for adopted people

If you are a young person or adult who has been adopted, you may want to talk about how this affected you.


Being adopted is a very positive experience for most people but we know that many people may still have questions about their origins and some may want to trace members of their birth family.

The ACE Adoption Service can:

  • provide advice and guidance about the process;
  • help people over 18 to get information from their birth records;
  • put you in contact with other independent adoption services for adopted adults.

Talk to someone

If you would like to speak to someone in ACE for an informal conversation, please do not hesitate to call us on 0300 369 0556. All calls are treated in strictest confidence and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

When you call, you will need to speak to an adoption social worker, so please give a telephone number where you can be contacted and a time when it would be convenient for you to talk between 9.30am and 5pm.

You can also complete our online Adoption Records Request Form if you would like to make a request to see your adoption records.

Want to speak to someone?

Our duty hours are 9.30-4.30 Monday to Thursday and to 4.00 on Fridays. To speak to one of the team for an initial conversation please call

0300 369 0556

All calls are in strictest confidence and any questions or queries will be answered by an experienced adoption social worker.

In an emergency which cannot wait until the ACE office opens please contact the Children’s Emergency Duty Team for your local authority.