Help and support

Have you been affected by some of the issues in raised the series? If so, you may find the websites below useful.

First4Adoption

First4Adoption is the national information service for people thinking of adopting a child in England. Their information line is open 10am – 6pm, Monday – Friday on 0300 2220022 to answer all your adoption questions. First4Adoption will also be open to take your calls about any aspect of the adoption process for an hour after each show, from 10pm Thursdays. Get in touch with them on 0300 222 0022.

After Adoption
afteradoption.org.uk

After Adoption is a voluntary adoption agency working throughout England and Wales to help all those affected by adoption. This includes supporting birth families and reuniting families separated through adoption.

General Registry Office

If you are an adopted person looking for your birth family, your first step should be to get access to your original birth certificate. For more information, visit gro.gov.uk.

Infertility Network
infertilitynetworkuk.com

The national infertility charity is dedicated to the support of everyone affected by infertility.

Sands
uk-sands.org

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.

BASW
basw.co.uk

BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK, with offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.