There are many ways in which Birthlink can help

After Adoption Information Line

After Adoption Information Line

Birthlink’s After Adoption Information Line is an easily accessible point of contact for all those seeking information and advice relating to adoption issues that affect adults.

Adoption Contact Register

Adoption Contact Register

Birthlink operate the Contact Register which invites adopted people and birth relatives to register their details in the hope that there will be a link allowing future contact.

National Records of Scotland

National Records of Scotland

At the time of adoption legal documents are lodged with the Sheriff Court who granted the adoption order. We can help you track down and request your documents.

Accessing records

Accessing records

There are many types of records. We can help in sorting out which ones are which, locating their whereabouts, accessing them on your behalf and help you make sense of them.

Search services

Search Services

We have a group of experienced and trained volunteers who will conduct a search on your behalf. Any resulting information is coordinated by a member of the Birthlink staff.


Mediation Services

Many people feel very vulnerable when contemplating an approach to the person sought. The use of a third party as a go-between gives everyone a better chance of a successful contact.

One to one


Whether you are an adopted person, a birth parent/relative, or an adoptive relative, we can offer you the chance to be heard in a safe and confidential environment.

Future Pathways

Care Connect

Adults who have been in care can have similar needs to people who were adopted, perhaps with issues of identity or looking for more information about their families of origin.

Scottish Adoption Registry

After Adoption Professionals Support Forum

Birthlink hosts a biannual Support Forum (AAPSF) which invites professionals from all over Scotland to participate in discussions relating to all aspects of After Adoption practice.