ADOPTALINK FOR ADOPTION RESEARCH

I am able to undertake searches on behalf of Adopted Children born in the UK with Birth Parents now living in the UK and worldwide.

I can also search for Adopted Children for Birth Parents and siblings.

Searches include:

Searches for births, marriages & deaths

Purchase of necessary certificates

Electoral Roll searches

Wills

I require copies of all documents and information you are holding prior to starting the Research.

Once the Research has been completed the details have to be passed to the Post Adoption Department of your local Council, by Law, so that you can receive Counselling and they will contact the Birth Parent.

If you are looking for a Birth Parent they may have married and their new family may not know of your existence.   The person being sought must have the freedom to choose whether they want contact or not.

If you are looking for a child who was adopted, the child may not have been told that they were adopted.    In these circumstances it will come as a great shock to them.   They will need counselling to help them to come to terms with this discovery.

If you are looking for a child or a sibling who was adopted you will need to make contact with the Post Adoption Department of your local Council.    They will have to make an application to the General Register Office in Southport to be given the full details of the adoption.    This is classed as Non Identifiable Information.    The information can then be passed to the Researcher to locate the person and the Post Adoption Social Worker will then be responsible for making the contact.

The percentage of people not wanting to be found is very small but it must always be borne in mind at the outset.

Fees are according to the information available and the surname being searched.   For example if the surname is Smith, Jones, William then the cost will be greater than if the surname is more unusual.

A deposit is required on commencement of the search followed by instalments as the work progresses.    Payment can be by credit/debit card or cheque or via paypal.

You are kept informed at every stage of the progress being made.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE ADOPTION REUNION STORIES PAGE TO SEE RESULTS OF SUCCESSFUL REUNIONS.     THIS PAGE WILL CONSTANTLY BE ADDED TO.