Real Life Stories

Adoption Contact Register Link- Carla & Julia’s story

The Birthlink team always celebrate when a link is established on the Adoption Contact Register by ringing a little bell, a gesture to symbolise the significance of facilitating “connection”. Carla had been adopted as a baby in 1966. She [...]

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Adele’s story

Adele was born in London in 1967. Her birth mother Stella was from a white middle class family, she was training to be an accountant. Adele’s birth father Joe, was an African American solicitor who had met Stella whilst based in the UK on [...]

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My journey throughout my life…

“One of our service users who came through Future Pathways has written a poem about her journey throughout her life, being in care and coming out a survivor. The poem came to her in the middle of the night and she says that she didn’t realise [...]

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