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Adoption Search Reunion
This website is intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK
Barnardo's Family History Service
Barnardo's has a vast archive of records about the children in its care, dating from the 1870's. If you had a relative you believe was in the care of Barnardo's, they may have records and images that will help your research. See web site for details of search costs.
Gov.uk - Adoption Records
If you were adopted or if you're a birth relative of an adopted person, you can add yourself to the Adoption Contact Register to express an interest in finding your family. You can also use it to say you don't want to be contacted.