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
    Locating Adoption Records Database now Accessible to All - 17/1/22
    CoramBAAF is pleased to announce that our Locating Adoption Records database is again fully accessible to adoption agencies, members of the public and researchers.
    Norcap Contact Register now Held by Family Action - 26/6/20
    Family Action has announced that all services previously delivered by Adoption Services for Adults, including the management of the Norcap Contact Register, transferred to Family Action on 3 April 2020.

    NORCAP Contact Register 
    The NORCAP Contact Register is now held by Family Action who will be able to check for links on behalf of adopted adults and their relatives, and also take registrations from new applicants.
    Find out more

    Locate adoption records
    Find out how to request a search of the Locating Adoption Records database to discover 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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