The Family Rights Group provides advice and support for families whose children are involved with social services in England and Wales.

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can help with information on your rights and legal help.

Barnardos Scotland provides the independent Birth Family Member Support Service if a child or children in your family is going to be placed for adoption.

In Northern Ireland Adoption Routes offers information for birth parents whose children have been placed for adoption.

PAC-UK offers specialist therapy, advice, support,counselling and training for all those affected by adoption and permanency.

In Northern Ireland an adoption counselling and support service, Next Step, is available free of charge to birth relatives of a child who has been, or is likely to be, placed for adoption.

In Scotland Birthlink provides support for all adults affected by adoption, including counselling, contact and training.

Scottish Adoption provides an intermediary service on behalf of birth parents and relatives wishing to let an adopted adult know they would welcome contact.