This UK-based website contains a free searchable database of where to find adoption records in the UK and Ireland and how to access them. It also includes advice on searching for and making contact with birth relatives and information about the legislation in force in England and Wales and the intermediary services that are now available to adopted people and birth relatives. There is also a section especially for agencies and professionals who offer advice on accessing information and intermediary services.
Order birth, marriage, death, civil partnership, stillbirth or adoption certificates. You can order certain certificates online, by post or telephone through the General Register Office or from the local authority where the event took place.