The North Wales Adoption Service Letterbox is a service we offer to all children that have been adopted via the six north Wales authorities.
This is a personal arrangement that is made between the adopters and birth family to exchange information – and we facilitate this service on their behalf. The adoptive parents usually do this on behalf of the child/children that has been adopted. But of course, this does not mean that children cannot contribute. We have lots of children who enjoy getting involved by including a handprint or drawing, or sometimes even a handwritten letter.
We recommend that letters received from birth family are shared with the adoptive child, or children, when they are at an appropriate age to do so.
For adopted children
Letterbox contact is a positive experience in helping and supporting adopted children. It helps with:
For adoptive parents
For adoptive parents Letterbox exchange of information can support you to:
For birth family
For birth family a positive letterbox exchange of information can help:
Contact our Letterbox service by phone, post or email:
North Wales Adoption Service
Letterbox Contact Team
3rd Floor Lambpit Street
Telephone: 01978 295311
More about our letterbox service
Letterbox contact starts after the adoption order has been granted in the agreed month and continues until the child turns 18.
The adoptive parents usually do this on behalf of the child/children that has been adopted, allowing children to retain links to key family members.
Keeping in touch with birth family members is a positive experience for adopted children. Find out more about keeping in touch using our Letterbox service.
If you’re interested in adoption, need additional support, or just want to ask us some questions, we’d love to hear from you.
You can also speak to an adoption worker for an informal chat, and we can then send you an information pack.
0800 085 0774