Adoption Tracing and Contacting Birth Relatives

Adopted Adults over 18 years old can access their birth records and you can add your details to the Contact register.

If you were adopted in Northern Ireland, your local Health and Social Care Trust (HSC) or registered Adoption Agency can provide a Counselling Service to support you make connections with your birth family through providing an intermediary service.

Contact details for local HSC Trusts are:

Belfast Trust
Karen Simpson                        028 9504 0350

Northern Trust
Caroline Turley                        028 9331 5111

South Eastern Trust
Karen Leonard                         028 9127 0672

Southern Trust
Joan McGuinness                    028 3083 4399
Tara Murphy

Western Trust
Roisin Lynch                            028 7131 4235
Anita McBirney                        028 8285 5114

You can also contact the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service on 0800 0720 137.

Registered Adoption Agencies:

Family Care Society
Belfast                                        028 9069 1133
Derry / Londonderry                   028 7136 8592

Adoption Routes
Belfast                                        028 9073 6080

NI Direct:

For more information please click the following link – Tracing and contacting birth relatives and adopted adults.