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Former Care and Adopted Adults

Advice on tracing relatives

Information, advice and resources can be found on the Adoption Search and Reunion website. You'll find:

·         A searchable database showing the location of adoption records

·         A directory of agencies offering support and intermediary services

·         Information about rights to make or refuse contact

·         Articles about searching for and making contact with birth relatives

·         Recommended reading for birth relatives, adoptive parents and adopted people.


DBS (formerly CRB) checks on adopted people

Advice on the options available to you if you are applying for a job that needs a Disclosure from the DBS.

British Adoption Project 1965-1969

Coram Adoption holds the adoption records of people who were adopted as young children through the British Adoption Project. This research based project ran between 1965 and 1969.

Information kindly provided with permission of CoramBAAF   https://corambaaf.org.uk/fostering-adoption/information-adults-who-were-adopted-or-care 


Advice Line

We offer advice to members of the public and professionals. 

    02920 761155 or 01745 336336

AFA Cymru, c/o Children in Wales, 25 Windsor Place, CARDIFF CF10 3BZ

AFA Cymru, W2 Morfa Clwyd Business Centre, 84 Marsh Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 2AF

Who we are

In September 2015, The Association of Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru was formed. Whilst its day to day operational services of training, consultancy, professional advice and information are delivered independently of St. David’s, it is by law governed by St. David’s Children Society under the terms of its charitable status.

St. David's Children Society is a registered charity (Registration No: 509163). A Company limited by Guarantee (Registered Cardiff 1546688).

Registered Office: St. David’s Children Society, 28 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BA.

The Association for Fostering and Adoption Cymru (AFA Cymru) is a Welsh charity that promotes good practice across the breadth of permanency planning for children and young people.   It also offers advice, training and consultancy to professionals and members of the public to support best practice.  

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