Real Life Stories

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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Eve & Nick’s story

Nick was adopted and he first got in touch with Birthlink in 2008. He registered on the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland but at the time there was no matching registration from a member of his birth family. It was noted that the agency [...]

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Mike’s story

Mike was born in Dundee in 1945, just after the war. He was adopted and raised by loving parents and enjoyed a wonderful childhood in a picturesque village in the Highland country side. . As life progressed, Mike often wondered about his birth [...]

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Colin’s story

Colin was born in London in the 1950’s, adopted to rural Scotland as a baby and was in his early 60’s when he approached Birthlink looking to contact his birth mother. Colin had discovered his adoption as a teenager with this having been kept [...]

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