Training and Workshops

Adoption Services for Adults is run by people with many years of experience and plenty of expertise in searching and in working with adults affected by adoption.
Please visit our contact page to request more information.

Workshops for service users

  • Wanting to know…or not?  The dilemma of older adopted teenagers, young adopted adults and adopters
  • Just setting out?  Or re-joining the main carriageway?  The search and reunion journey
  • Wearing my shoes and trying on other people’s.  Understanding different perspectives on adoption, search and reunion.
  • Preparing for reunion – for adopted adults and birth relatives

Adopted adults and their adult relatives have told us how much they appreciate the opportunity to meet with others in the same situation and share their feelings, fears, thoughts, and experiences.  Jan Shine and Jean Milsted have many years’ experience of running workshops and of working with adults affected by adoption.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring all of this experience together to create something we hope will be valuable to service users.


Training for Social Workers – come to us, or we can come to you
Birth Records Counselling, Access to Adoption Records and Intermediary work are all highly regulated services.  Understanding the complexities whilst negotiating the emotions attached to the processes requires time for reflection and the acquisition of knowledge.  Jean and Jan provide the opportunities for both in their enjoyable training days.


For more information please email:

Directly to adopted adults and birth relatives of adopted adults:

Searching, Tracing and Intermediary services:

This is when someone applies for contact to be made with a relative lost through adoption.

The person making the contact on your behalf has to be registered with Ofsted

Contact us

Adoption Services for Adults
PO Box 4621
Tel: 01628 481954

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What people say

‘Being reunited with my son has ended 25 years of worry and anxiety ….. I feel happier than I ever remember being.’ A birth mother from Leighton Buzzard

"There are no words that can describe how very grateful I am" N.

Who do you think you are?

Adoption Services for Adults helps people find out the answers

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