Information for adopted adults and post care (fostered) adults

Advice on tracing relatives

Information, advice and resources can be found on the Adoption Search and Reunion website. You'll find:
  • A searchable database showing the location of adoption records
  • A directory of agencies offering support and intermediary services
  • Information about rights to make or refuse contact
  • Articles about searching for and making contact with birth relatives
  • Recommended reading for birth relatives, adoptive parents and adopted people.

DBS (formerly CRB) checks on adopted people

Advice on the options available to you if you are applying for a job that needs a Disclosure from the DBS.

British Adoption Project 1965-1969

Coram Adoption holds the adoption records of people who were adopted as young children through the British Adoption Project. This research based project ran between 1965 and 1969.