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Birthlink is a small Scottish charity, based in Edinburgh. We offer support and advice to adopted adults, birthparents, adoptive parents, birth families and other professionals worldwide.

Our work is invaluable to those who seek our support.

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Our history

The origins of Birthlink date back to 1911 where it’s aim was to protect vulnerable women and girls.

Our team

All our staff and volunteers are dedicated to supporting and helping all of our service users.

Our services

We offer a full range of services to help you navigate each and every stage of your adoption journey.

How to support Birthlink

How to support us

As a charity we need your support to help us continue to expand our services to adults affected by adoption.

Promoting Awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

We have a duty under Article 42 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to make the Convention known to all parents and children.

Find out more from The Scottish Government’s training resource relating to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Duty of Candour – 1st April 2021

The new Duty of Candour came into effect on 1st April 2018. Each year we must produce an annual report showing the outcomes from the previous year. Our report for the period 2020-2021 can be viewed here.

All staff have completed the e-learning module.