Adoption is a beautiful thing, yet it can also be hard. For a child, sometimes adoption is the best option, but for the biological family, it is one of the hardest decisions that you will have to face. As a birth parent, you know you are making the best decision for your child, but you will always wonder if you will ever see your child again. With the advance of technology, we now have the ability to stay in contact with people. Through technology, we can help reunite families separated by adoption. Reunification is accomplished through reunion registries. If you live in the United Kingdom, I have two reunion registries listed below with their information so you can use them to reunite with family.
- The Adoption Contact Register: This reunion registry is operated the United Kingdom. If you were adopted, you can add yourself to the register; however, you must be at least 18 years of age and your birth or adoption registered with the General Register Office. If you are adopted and you are trying to find birth relatives, you will need to fill in form CR part 1 on their website. You will need to know your original birth name, your date of birth, and the full name(s) of your birth mother (and birth father if known). You will pay a fee of £15. You can also add yourself to the register if you are a birth relative trying to find an adopted person. You will need to be at least 18 years old and will pay a fee of £30. You will fill out the CR part 2 form. You can only find people who also added themselves. Visit www.gov.uk to get started.
- Adoption Search Reunion: This website was created to be the first port of call for those who are wanting to search for adopted relatives or birth relatives in the United Kingdom. On this website, you can search their adoption records database, receive education on legal rights, and register to search for a relative. For more information visit www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk