British Association for Adoption & Fostering
Mrs Ariel Bruce
6 regent Square, London WC1H 8HZ
+44 (0) 20 7209 8966
Ariel Bruce and Lal Ashby (ASA) provide a specialised and professional service to people wishing to find and make contact with family members who have been separated by adoption or by other family events.
A qualified social worker of 25 years experience and consultant to the series Long Lost Family, Ariel Bruce specialises in tracing missing family members, and offering intermediary services as an Adoption Support Agency. Ariel has a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in her most recent OFSTED report, and is well known for undertaking complex searches including those in other countries. A fee paying service.
Adoption Search Reunion
A website for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK.
The Government Adoption Contact Register
DirectGov Adoption Register
Adoptions Section, Room C202, General Register Office, Trafalgar Rd, Southport, PR8 2HH
The Adoption Contact Register puts adopted people and their birth relatives in touch with each other, if that is what they both wish. There are links via this website for The General Register Offices in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
284 Upper Richmond Road West. London, SW14 7JE Tel: 020 8392 4590
Charity offering support for people searching for a loved one who has gone missing or run away.
National Personnel Records Centre (NPRC)
Information and advice on tracing former US military personnel.
The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service
101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN Tel: 0845 634 4747
People finding agency established in 1885.
It is possible to search the birth, marriage and death indexes online for a subscription fee on the following websites:
Copies of birth certificates can be ordered here
To search the current electoral roll for a fee: