I want to see my birth certificate, but the registry refuses to let me see it as I was adopted. I have to see a counsellor first. Is this correct ?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
Register office. I have a certificate of adoption, but it does not give my mother's name
Hi thank you for your question, I will assist you with this.
How old are you? When were you adopted - before or after 1975?
I am 76 years old, and was born on 14th April 1936 at a hospital in Kingston on Thames. I was adopted a year later buut my adoptive parents refused to tell me who I was, so now they are both deceased I feel free to make this search. I understand that my real moth is probably dead, but I would like to know who I am
Thank you for coming back to me.
Post 1975 the adoption process and procedure was changed. Prior to this the system was supposed to protect the privacy of the individuals. However, if your adoption was pre 1975, regardless of your age, it is correct, you will need "counselling".
Essentially, the Registrar General's office will make arrangements for you to meet with an adoption adviser at your nearest local authority adoption agency, or a local authority of your choice or the adoption agency that was involved in your adoption so that you can receive birth record counselling and receive the necessary information to enable you to obtain a copy of your birth certificate.
This is basically an informal meeting.
If you have any further questions, then please don't hesitate to ask.
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