Long Lost Family Intermediary Support

is provided by Ariel Bruce and Carolynne Bull ASA


Family Action


Advice, support, counselling and training for people affected by adoption.


Family Connect


Helps adults who have been adopted or in care find answers to questions about their origins. 


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

The Adoption Contact Register for Scotland is operated by Birthlink 



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

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


The Child Migrants Trust


The Child Migrants Trust was established in 1987.  It provides an international, specialist social work service for Britain's former Child Migrants and their families from offices in the U.K. and Australia.

Tel: 0115 9822811 (during office hours)



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: