Welcome to the Adoption Search Reunion website

This website is intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK.  Here you can:

We are adding information to this site all the time so do keep checking for news and developments.


     
    Link to sections that apply to you
    Adopted People:

    Tracing Guide
    Intermediary services
    Contact not wanted
    Recommended reading
    Accessing information
    Adoptive Parents:

    Intermediary services
    Recommended reading
    Birth Relatives:

    Intermediary services
    Contact not wanted
    Recommended reading
     

    Latest News
    New Holder of the NORCAP Contact Register - 27/7/16
    The NORCAP Contact Register has been transferred to Adoption Services for Adults, an Adoption Support Agency providing searching, tracing and intermediary services. Adoption Services for Adults is now able to verify whether an adopted person or birth relative had registered on the NORCAP Contact Register before NORCAP stopped trading on 14 January 2013.
     
    New Regulations Extend Provision of Intermediary Services - 9/11/15

    On 10th November 2015 new regulations come into force to extend the provision of intermediary services to facilitate contact between ‘persons with a prescribed relationship’ and the birth relatives of a person adopted before 30th December 2005.

     

    NORCAP Contact Register 
    The NORCAP Contact Register is now held by Adoption Services for Adults who will be able to make checks and verify whether an adopted person or birth relative had registered on the NORCAP Contact Register before NORCAP stopped trading on 14 January 2013.
    Find out more

    Locate adoption records
    Use the Locating Adoption Records database to find out where adoption records are held.

    Find an agency to help you
    Search the list of support agencies to find a service in your area.

    Please note: As of 30th December 2005 all agencies providing intermediary services must be registered with Ofsted.

    Contact not wanted?
     If you are a birth parent who does not want to have contact with your adopted children visit the Contact not wanted? page.

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