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Locating and accessing adoption records

This section provides lots of advice on when and how to start looking for information. Use the links on the left to find out about the best time to start your search, how to get a copy or your birth and adoption records, how to use the Locating Adoption Records database to find out where your adoption records are held, and how you might feel when you receive information about your adoption.

There is also a section providing advice for relatives with a prescribed relationship to an adopted person which explains how the recent changes in the law affect them.

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