We know that finding and accessing adoption records can be difficult.
Our friendly international service Making Connections can help you find and view your information.
We only keep records of children adopted through Barnardo’s. Data we hold may include the following documents:
You must be over the age of 18 to access your records.
We provide support for adopted adults searching for their biological family members, and facilitate contact through our intermediary services.
We can help the birth relatives of adopted adults reach out to their long-lost family members. We offer support and counselling throughout the process.
We keep information about former looked after children in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
If your ancestor was cared for by Barnardo’s as a child, our genealogy services can help you trace their history.
Please be aware that we cannot share family histories that do not conform to the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Barnardo's Guild Messenger is a biannual magazine dedicated to reuniting former children in care.
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Telephone: 020 8498 7536
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.