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    More information on what to do if you gave up a child for Adoption in the UK.

    Unfortunately, under British law, it appears to be illegal to try and make contact with an adopted child until they turn 18.

    I am in need of more detailed information regarding these laws, if you can help clarify some details, please Email Me

    Once your adopted child has turned 18, you should apply to the Adoption Registries, who can be contacted as follows:

    Office of National Statistics
    The General Register Office
    Adoption Section, Contact Register
    Smedley Hydro
    Trafalgar Road
    PR8 2HH

    Birth Link
    Family Care
    21 Castle Street
    EH2 3DN

    The Registrar General
    Oxford House
    49/55 Chichester Street
    BT1 4HL
    Northern Ireland

    Click here to visit the Northern Ireland Website

    Click here to visit the Scotland Website

    Be sure to mark your letter for the attention of the Adoption Register

    You should also visit the UK Government's Adoption Registry website.

    Don't forget to register at:

    UK Post Adoption Center

    The International Soundex Reunion Registry is the world's largest and most successful mutual consent registry and is a free service. Get your free registration form by sending a Self-addressed Stamped envelope to:-

    P.O. Box 2312
    Carson City, Nevada
    Telephone (from UK): 00 1 (702) 882-7755.
    Telephone (from US): 1 (702) 882-7755

    For further advice and information, we suggest you contact:

    BAAF - British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
    200 Union Street
    SE1 0LX

    Once you have located the person you are looking for,
    please consider using an intermediary service to contact them.
    E-mail me if you need a recommendation.

    Questions? lookupuk@gmail.com