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Information on what to do if you were Adopted in the UK.
Adopted adults have been able to apply for access to their original
birth record since 1975.
Those adopted (England and Wales) before 12 November 1975 are respectfully
required to see a nominated counsellor before they can be given access
to their records. If you were adopted after 11 November 1975 you can choose
whether or not you want to see a counsellor.
Applications, leaflets and more information can be obtained from:
|The Office for National Statistics
The General Register Office
| The General Register Office (Scotland)
New Register House
|The Registrar General
49-55 Chichester Street
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Ireland Website, Scotland, and the
Note: Laws differ slightly in each country, write for details or visit
the GRO Website
Information on what to do if you gave up a child for Adoption
in the UK.
Unfortunately, under UK law, it is illegal to try and make contact with
an adopted child, at least until they turn 18 years of age.
Once your adopted child has turned 18, you should apply to the Adoption
Registries, who can be contacted at the following Addresses.
|The General Register Office
Adoption Section, Contact Register
21 Castle Street
|The Registrar General
49/55 Chichester Street
You should also visit the UK Government's Adoption
Once you have located the person you are looking for, please consider
using an intermediary service to contact them. E-mail us if you
need a recommendation.
OTHER USEFUL SITES
- Northern Ireland's self help and support group for all parties involved
in an adoption.
Office for Scotland ~ responsible for the registration of births,
marriages, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland.
Office for Northern Ireland ~ offering an online application service
for birth, death, marriage and adoption certificates.
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