Adoption Contact Register
The Adoption Contact Register is a database, maintained by the Registrar General, which allows adopted adults and their birth relatives to register their details if they would welcome contact or wish to have no contact. To be eligible for registration, applicants need to be 18 or over. Part 1 of the Register is for adopted adults to specify with which birth relative they are hoping for contact, or wish to have no contact. Part 2 of the Register is for any birth relative to register their desire for contact or for no contact with an adopted adult.
If a link is made, both parties will be notified but only the adoptee will be provided with the name and address of person wishing to have contact. The onus will be on the adopted adult to make the initial contact.