Access to records

If you are an adopted adult living in Central Bedfordshire or Milton Keynes and are over 18 years of age, Adoption Connects may be able to help you to access your birth records. We understand that this can be an emotional journey and we can help by offering advice, support and counselling.   

People adopted before 12 November 1975

If you were adopted before the 12 November 1975 you will need to contact the General Register Office.

The information will be sent through to your local Adoption Service which includes a form to apply for your original birth certificate, details of the court that dealt with your adoption, the name of your birth mother and an application for the Adoption Contact Register. A social worker will then get in touch so they can meet with you and share the information. 

People adopted between 13 November 1975 and 30 December 2005

If you were adopted in this time it is likely that you already have a copy of your original birth certificate and details of the Adoption Agency who dealt with your adoption. We can offer advice and support if you wish to find out more information about the circumstances of your adoption or to make contact with your birth family. 

If you would like further information about accessing your records, get in touch.

Telephone: 0300 300 8090