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nameslessone Report 15 Feb 2021 10:25

There has been a huge increase in requests for help in finding adoptees or natural parents.

No one on here is able to access adoption records. Even the Long Lost Family tv programme has to go to specialists.

May I suggest that you look at the following government sites for help:

Adoption records: The Adoption Contact Register - GOV.UK (

Adoption Records | National Records of Scotland (

Tracing and contacting birth relatives and adopted adults | nidirect


ArgyllGran Report 15 Feb 2021 11:58

Also the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland:

And in Ireland:


ErikaH Report 15 Feb 2021 12:00

The link for England/Wales to make it easier


nameslessone Report 15 Feb 2021 12:07

Mea culpa.

I hadn’t bothered to look if the C&P had worked properly.

( we need a red faced emoji on here)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Feb 2021 14:11

Sadly people join genes in the hope of tracing birth family but it’s not a site that holds records

At least though some members can advise where to go next