According to UKbirth-adoptionregister.com, those who were adopted in the United Kingdom may search for their birth records at national adoption registry offices. General Register Offices are located in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Continue Reading
Those adopted in England should inquire at the Adoptions Section of the General Register Office of the Office for National Statistics in Southport, England. Inquiries can also be made at the General Register Office in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Registrar General in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Those adopted before Nov. 12, 1975 must see a nominated counselor before obtaining access to their adoption records. Those adopted after Nov. 11, 1975 may choose whether they wish to see a counselor or not.Learn more about Adoption
Ways to find people in the United Kingdom include searching the electoral roll, looking at land registry titles and searching for company directors. Sites such as the White Pages and the National Archives are also available to aid in the search.Full Answer >
Information commonly found on adoption papers includes biological parents' names, name given at birth, place of birth, age of the child at the time of adoption and the names of the parents adopting the child. The signatures of the biological parents, adoptive parents and any witnesses to the adoption can also be found on most adoption papers.Full Answer >
A closed adoption means there is no contact between the birth and adoptive parents before or after the adoption. In open adoptions, the birth and adoptive parents develop a personal relationship and communicate on a consistent basis. Closed adoptions allow adoptive parents the security of privacy from the birth parents. Open adoptions remove the mystery from the process and allow both sets of parents to make more informed decisions.Full Answer >
Beth Moore's son Michael was given back to his birth mother at the age of 11 after much prayer and contemplation. Even so, she still sees him regularly. After Moore and her husband Keith raised two daughters, they adopted a close friend's 4-year-old son, and when the biological mother was able to raise Michael again, the Moore family gave him back.Full Answer >