Post Adoption are Care Service is an 'Access to Records' only service. This involves sharing records with those who were either adopted or in the care of The Children’s Society.

The service was established in 1993 and has approximately 130,000 listed adoption and care records however a small fraction of these have been destroyed. Most records have been transferred to microfilm and the first 30.000 are held at The Children's Society Records and Archive Centre. The post adoption and care service also responds to enquiries from relatives of child migrants.

Post adoption and care is a registered adoption support agency and is regulated by Ofsted. If you would like a copy of our Statement of Purpose please email

More information

For more information please fill in the enquiry form. Completed forms can be returned by email to

Please note our new address from 3 August 2015. 


Post Adoption & Care Service
Edward Rudolf House, Margery Street
London WC1X 0JL
United Kingdom
Phone 020 7841 4400
51° 31' 35.1624" N, 0° 6' 44.9964" W