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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.

 
Update - AAA-NORCAP Contact Register - 22/10/15
When AAA-NORCAP went into administration in Feb 2013, BAAF became Guardians of the electronic data held on the NORCAP Contact Register (NCR). Following the sudden closure of BAAF on 31st July 2015 the NCR is now in the hands of the Administrators (Smith and Williamson) who are now responsible for making a decision about the NCR’s future.
 
BAAF Services Move to Coram

We are delighted to announce that, as part of the newly formed CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy, the Adoption Search Reunion website will continue to support anyone searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK.

 
 
Disclosure of the Birth Name of an Adopted Person Under New Regulations - 22/12/14
On 31st October 2014 new regulations came 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.
 
Welsh Adoption Information and Intermediary Services Guidance Amended - 18/12/14
The Welsh Government has removed the reference to 'non-identifying' information from the Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005 Guidance.
 
New Rights to Intermediary Services for Relatives of Adopted People - 3/11/14
On 31st October 2014 new regulations came 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.
 
Free Adoption Event in Huddersfield on 4th November 2014 - 23/10/14
'Making Families: Stories of adoption and belonging' is taking place on Tuesday 4th November 2014 as part of the ERSC's Festival of Social Science.
 
Merger Forms New Adoption Support Agency - 10/10/14
On 1 October 2014 the Post Adoption Centre (PAC) and After Adoption Yorkshire (AAY) merged to create PAC-UK, the largest independent adoption support agency in the country.
 
Location of the Principal Probate Registry - 12/9/14

The search room for the Principal Probate Registry, where you can look for and purchase copies of wills, is now located in Court 38 of the Royal Courts of Justice.

 
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