Accessing your adoption records

It’s important to know where we come from, learn about our roots and understand our family history. Diagrama Adoption holds records of more than 25,000 people with whom we have worked over the years. We support and guide people through the complex process of finding out about their backgrounds, making family connections and developing a stronger sense of identity.

Please be aware that this service is in high demand and we currently have a significant waiting list. We therefore advise you to contact your local authority in the first instance with regards to accessing your records or making family connections.

We may hold your records:

  • If you were in our care, the care of Cabrini Children's Society or in one of their residential establishments.
  • If you were adopted through Diagrama Adoption or Cabrini Children’s Society.
  • If you were sent overseas for adoption.


Leaving a legacy after adoption

We know the impact of adoption on people’s lives is life-long. We aim to be there for you in the future as we are at present. Leaving a gift to Diagrama Adoption in your will is an investment in the future, ensuring that valuable adoption support is available for years to come. Find out more about supporting Diagrama Adoption.