Adopted Adults (18+)
Can obtain identifying information.
Step 1: Is to obtain information from the government department. Contact below for application forms and other information.
The Office of National Statistics
General Register Office
Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Rd
Birkdale SOUTHPORT UK PR8 2HH
Ph: 0011 44 151 471 4830
Fax: 0011 44 151 471 4755
You will be required to attend an interview with a licensed counsellor. If you wish to use our services, return the completed application form to the UK with Adoption Jigsaw nominated as the counselling agency here in Perth. The documents will be sent to us and you will be notified by them, you can then phone for an appointment with our counsellor to receive your information. Jigsaw can provide search and contact for adoptees born in England and Wales.
Cannot obtain identifying information themselves and must work through an intermediary in the UK. There are times when information must be sent to you through an agency in Australia and we are happy to help with that.
Contact the General Register Office website to obtain information about finding someone who was adopted if you’re a birth relative and about the Intermediary Agencies. https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records/the-adoption-contact-register
You can also register on their Contact Register for a fee.
Scotland, Northern Island and Republic of Ireland
Contact Jigsaw and we can refer you to private researchers in the relevant country.