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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 is well known for undertaking complex searches including those in other countries. A fee paying service.

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.

Missing People
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.

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