Mrs Ariel Bruce
6 Regent Square, London WC1H 8HZ
T: +44 (0) 7970 046 140

Ariel Bruce provides 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 senior practicing social worker of 25 years’ experience, Ariel Bruce specialises in tracing missing family members and is well known for undertaking complex searches including those in other countries. Ariel is the lead social work consultant and researcher to the series Long Lost Family. A fee paying service. 

Charlotte Bruce-Lloyd
35 Glanmor Road, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0PX
T: +44 (0) 7854 774201


Charlotte provides adoption support services to adults who wish to be reunited with relations and friends. She is registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) as an Adoption Support Agency. Charlotte works alongside Ariel Bruce for the series Long Lost Family. A fee paying service.


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.


CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering

CoramBAAF is an independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, and anyone else working with or looking after children in or from care, or adults who have been affected by adoption.


The Government Adoption Contact 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


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.


Post Adoption Centre

5 Torriano Mews, London, NW5 2RZ
Tel: 020 7284 0555

The Agency for Adoption & Permanency Support. Advice, support, counselling and training for people affected by adoption.


The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service

101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN Tel: 0845 634 4747

People finding agency established in 1885

The Salvation Army conducts searches for missing relatives, but not where adoption is an issue.


Other Resources 

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 also be ordered here, for a fee: