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Darren Napthine

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Wendy Report 14 Feb 2021 18:17

Hello i am looking for some help in tracing a long lost familiy member Darren Napthine born in Worcester 1970 and adopted at birth- any help would be greatly appreciated as i am trying to help a friend and this person is not associated with my tree or family


nameslessone Report 14 Feb 2021 18:24

Looking for adoptees is specialist research which cannot be undertaken by anyone on here.

You will need to have a look at the site for adoption records and how to find them

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Feb 2021 18:26

Afraid no one can help as adoption records are only available to the adoptee

The friend could add her details to the National Adoption register so if the person also registers the contact details would be passed on

Have you also checked on members trees to se if anyone has him in their tree


ArgyllGran Report 14 Feb 2021 21:00

He's not on any GR member's tree, nor on any Ancestry tree.

His name would have been changed on adoption, so there's no way we amateurs can track him down.


Nicola Report 15 Feb 2021 08:54

Has your friend\relative of Darren uploaded DNA anywhere? I would recommend this as a first port of call along with the Adoption Contact Register.
Certain relatives of adoptees are legally allowed to engage an Adoption Intermediary to obtain Adoption Records and trace the adoptees. ( you will not be given any information the adoptee is fully protected) however if the adoptee is traced they may not want contact or they may take a long time to come forward.
Perfect example of this here when it took the adoptee 6 years to get in touch with their birth mum from initial contact
*i am not an adoption intermediary*
Good luck.


ErikaH Report 15 Feb 2021 09:44

Advise your friend to go through the proper channels.


nameslessone Report 15 Feb 2021 09:45

I think I would put that the other way round. First the Adoption contact register - you might be lucky quickly..

A FH DNA test will only work if Darren himself, has done a test. Otherwise it will only lead to his natural family.


ErikaH Report 15 Feb 2021 10:59


Wendy Report 21 Feb 2021 23:21

Thank you for all of the advise- i myself searched for both my sister who was adopted and my brother who did not have his true name on birth certificate or date of birth and both were found within 3 days of each other- from what you are all saying so much has altered on these pages since i last used it for my own personal search

Thanks again - i will pass the information forward to my friend

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Feb 2021 08:21


Nothing has changed in regard to what can be searched for

No online records anywhere would have access to adoption records

Sometimes people have been lucky that another member may have put their tree on here and have the adopted person on it

Sometimes it’s the adopted person too who knows their birth names

People then can try and make contact