Practice Guidance

Accessing adoption records

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Introduction

Quick links: Introduction Legal framework to adoption Who can apply for access to birth and adoption records? How to apply for access to information Rights of adopted adults to information Why do people want access to information? Where to find adoption records How long are adoption records kept for? Legislation and guidance Adoption & Children Act 2002 Adoption Rules 1984 Adoption Agency Regulations 1983 Children Act 1989 Adoption Support Agencies […]

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