FOI Request - Pre-1980 Adoptions

Request 101002591316

My request relates to "forced adoptions", ie adoptions which took place in the 20th century prior to the 1978 Adoption (Scotland) Act. These adoptions sometimes took place in institutions referred to as mother and baby homes.

I am aware that most local authorities partner with at least one specialist agency (like Birthlink) which can provide counselling, intermediary or information services to adoptees and biological family members.  I would like to know how many women (birth mothers) affected by pre-1980 adoptions have approached the council seeking counselling support in each of the last 5 years?  

Response 08-10-2020

In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that we do not hold any recorded contacts of this nature over the specified period. 

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