Contact Birthlink

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm.

21 Castle Street
United Kingdom
Tel: (0131) 225 6441

A 24-hour answering phone service is available should you wish to leave a message.

You can e-mail us at:

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment to visit us by post, phone or e-mail. Our offices are situated in the heart of Edinburgh 's city centre. The first floor office can be found at the corner of Castle Street and Rose Street within easy walking distance of Waverley train station and the main bus depot. We are also very close to New Register House and The National Archives, which contains many of the public records used in our work.

Please note: As our office is situated on the first floor we have no wheelchair or disabled access, we are however able to make alternative arrangements to meet you. Please contact us on the above number to discuss your requirements.

Birthlink (formerly Family Care) Incorporated
21 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DN
Birthlink registered in Scotland (SC78854)
Registered Charity (SCO13007)

2013 Care Service Inspection Report

"We found that Birthlink provided a very valuable post adoption service to adults
affected by adoption".

The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services.

Read their 2013 Inspection Report.

The aims of Birthlink

Birthlink aims to enhance the well-being and promote the welfare of all people affected by adoptions formalised in Scotland.

Find out more about the services we provide and how we can help you.

Thrift Shops

Visit or donate goods for one of our two Edinburgh shops.


Guides, books and videos available with information on adoption.