These provide a way for adopted people and birth relatives to register their interest in making contact with one another.
- Adoption Contact Register for England and Wales - A statutory contact register operated by the General Register Office.
- NORCAP - A non-statutory contact register, which holds over 58,000 entries relating to adopted people and members of their birth families.
If you know the Adoption Agency that arranged the adoption you can also contact them.
You can request that they keep a record of your contact details and that you are ready to be approached.
Contact details for adoption agencies (including voluntary adoption agencies) can be found using the Agency Database (Adoption, Search and Reunion website).
You may wish to talk about your feelings with a member of the Adoption Team
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013