Pathways: Post Adoption & Aftercare – Useful Links

Adoption Search Reunion
The first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for adoption records or making contact with birth and adopted relatives.

Post Adoption Centre
The largest independent adoption support agency in the country with offices in London and Leeds offering services throughout England.

After Adoption
A national adoption support agency which also runs ‘Talk Adoption’, a service for adopted young people up to the age of 25.

General Register Office UK
UK government website for ordering birth, death and marriage certificates.

General Register Office Ireland

Republic of Ireland government website for ordering birth, death and marriage certificates.


General family and ancestry research membership website.

Find My Past
UK Family history records. The complete 1841-1911 census collection online; births, marriages and deaths 1837-2006, parish records for baptisms, marriages and burials dating from 1538, migration records and more.

Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Free access to the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837-1983.

National Archives UK
The UK government’s official archive of public records.

National Archives Ireland
Archives and records in the Republic of Ireland.

Scotland’s People
80 million records covering Statutory and old Parish Registers, Census Records and more in Scotland.