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Adoption records

You can access your birth records if you don’t have them because you were adopted.

You need to be 18 or over to do this.

Everyone adopted before 12 November 1975 will need to attend a counselling session with an approved adoption advisor first.

How to Obtain Adoption Records in the UK

Adoption records can be an important source of information for adoptees, birth parents, and other family members. These records contain details about the adoption process, such as the adoptee's birth name, birth parents' names, and information about the adoption agency or local authority that handled the adoption. They can also contain medical information and other details that may be of interest to adoptees and their families.

To obtain adoption records in the UK, you need to apply to the adoption agency or local authority that handled the adoption. In some cases, you may need to apply to the court that finalized the adoption. The process for accessing records can vary depending on when the adoption took place and the policies of the agency or authority involved.

When applying for adoption records, you will need to provide some personal information and identification, as well as details about the adoption. You may also be required to pay a fee for the search and processing of your application. It's important to note that in some cases, identifying information may be redacted or withheld to protect the privacy of the birth parents.

At UK Certificates, we offer a fast and reliable service for obtaining adoption records. Contact us to learn more about our services and pricing. We are committed to helping you access the information you need to make informed decisions about your family history and personal identity.

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