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
    ASR Website Survey - Help to Shape Our Plans
    All Adoption Search reunion website visitors are invited to complete a short survey telling us how they use the website. The feedback we receive will help us to decide on how we redevelop the website and set up future access routes for the Locating Adoption Records database.
    Access to the Locating Adoption Records Database

    Due to the high maintenance costs involved, we are no longer able to offer the Locating Adoption Records database as a free service and have put in place temporary access arrangements while we consider a number of different access models.


    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
    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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