Original birth entry / Adoption certificate / Adoption records
There are different types of records and we may be able to assist you in locating them.
Many adoption agencies have now closed and their adoption records may be held by a different agency or local authority. Some agencies have also changed their names. We may be able to advise you who the current holders of these records are if you would like to get in touch with us.
Birthlink was also a former Adoption Agency known as Guild of Service and then Family Care. We hold historical adoption and fostering records from this time.
If you know you were adopted or fostered through these agencies and would like to access your records you can apply in writing to us. You will also need to provide two items of identification one which must be your original birth extract, photocopies are acceptable.
We also hold the care records for Edzell Lodge Children’s Home. If you would like to access your records you can apply in writing to us. You will also need to provide two items of identification.