The Post Box Scheme allows for news to be sent at a planned time, which is agreed at the time of the Adoption Order.
This agreement is between the adopters, the birth family and the Adoption Agency.
Post Box is normally once a year. This is usually a letter and photograph, which the adopters send to the Adoption Team.
Birth relatives named in the agreement are then contacted to let them know that post has arrived.
If you're an adoptive parent:
- Post Box can give answers to your child’s questions and keep you up-to-date with the birth family
- It can help with information that may not have been available at the time of the Adoption Order (e.g. a hereditary medical condition)
- Post Box can help to support the child through the journey of adoption
If you're a birth relative:
- Receiving Post Box can give you information about your child, their health and progress
- It can help maintain links with your child
- It gives the chance to inform the child about changes in your own life
If you're an adopted child:
- Post Box can help you to understand more about your background
- It can maintain links with significant birth relatives
- It will let you know about changes and major events in your birth family’s life
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013