A former support worker has admitted selling details of an adopted child's whereabouts to their birth mother.
Androulla Farr, 50, of West Wick, Weston-super-Mare, admitted one count of bribery or corruption while working for North Somerset Council.
Ms Farr accepted the £2,000 bribe, even though the child's details were protected by an adoption order, North Somerset Magistrates' Court was told.
She is due before Bristol Crown Court for sentencing on 6 June.
North Somerset Council confirmed Ms Farr left the authority in 2006.
"We have been helping the police with their inquiries regarding this case," the spokesman added.