DNA testing and adoption

DNA testing and adoption

DNA testing and adoption Have you considered using DNA testing to assist with identifying family? There are now a host of commercial companies offering ‘genealogy’ DNA test kits which can connect you to your birth family and more distant cousins. These tests are so...
You can find your own Long Lost Family – Dr Gary Clapton

You can find your own Long Lost Family – Dr Gary Clapton

You can find your own Long Lost Family – Dr Gary Clapton We in Birthlink always experience a surge in interest during each series of Long Lost Family, the tenth of which began in January. Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, each series has seven...
We’re back in business to help our adopted clients

We’re back in business to help our adopted clients

We’re back in business to help our adopted clients Dr Gary Clapton shares some thoughts about Birthlink’s importance in the lives of its staff. We reopened last month. We’ve missed working alongside each other doing one of the most stimulating and rewarding jobs...
Meeting birth parents is a highly charged event for the adopted

Meeting birth parents is a highly charged event for the adopted

Meeting birth parents is a highly charged event for the adopted There are highs and lows in every relationship, says Dr Gary Clapton. Two years ago we published the results of our study into the long-term outcomes of reunions between adopted people and their birth...