Children's Adoption Support Guide

If you're a child or young person who has been adopted, we can help you:

  • talk about adoption
  • understand your ‘life story’
  • choose who to tell you are adopted, and how much to tell them
  • stay safe and in control on the internet
  • discuss worries about your birth family
  • understand your contact arrangements.

We'll listen to you, find out what you need and help you and your parents discuss your feelings with someone who understands adoption.

We hold family days during the year where you can meet up with other adopted children and their families. Meet other adopted young people.

To get help, call us on 03000 422373 or email

Other support services

Talk Adoption is a helpline and email for anyone under 26 for advice about anything to do with adoption.

Childline is a free helpline for children and young people.

The Children’s Commissioner works to promote and protect children’s rights in England. Our work focuses on making sure that adults in charge, or making decisions, listen to what children and young people say about things that affect them. For free confidential advice:

Young Lives Foundation provide the children’s rights and advocacy service for all young people entitled to receive support from Kent and Medway Specialist Children’s Services.


We want to make sure that we get things right for you but if something happens that you are not happy about, please tell us:

  • call 03000 410304
  • text 07860 008025 start your message with the word complaint.
  • email
  • write to us at Kent Children’s Social Services Customer Care
    Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, TN24 8XU.

We can also help you put your complaint in writing or give you advice.