As an adopted person, you have the right to set up an absolute or partial veto that can prevent birth relatives from contacting you. The Adoption Support Team will help and advise you if this is what you want to do. This will then be written in your adoption records.
Information for children and young people who have been adopted
If you are not yet 18 years old, and interested in contacting your birth family, it is important that you talk to your adoptive parents about it first.
Whether you have been adopted recently, or a little while ago, Adoption Mid and West Wales can give help and advice. You will have lots of questions and we can help you understand how you feel about being adopted and give you a chance to discuss why you were adopted, your birth history and your adoptive family.
Before you were adopted your Social Worker will have talked with your adoptive parents about the best way for you to have information about your birth family. It could be that letters are exchanged once or twice a year between your birth parents, brothers or sisters, or other family members and adoptive parents (this is called Letterbox contact) or that you meet up occasionally. The Letterbox scheme is managed by a member of our Adoption Team.