Author Topic: GALWAY SMITH MOONEY ADOPTION  (Read 636 times)

Offline giddeygirl

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GALWAY SMITH MOONEY ADOPTION
« on: Friday 29 December 17 04:41 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for a woman named Daphne who had children in the 1950s, was married in the 1940s in New South Wales, Australia, and may have been born into a family named Galway. Daphne was adopted when she was young. The couple who adopted her were George and Millicent (actually Margaret, nee Mooney of Hillgrove NSW area) Smith. Daphne was my grandmother's adopted sister. I don't know if the adoption was legal or formalised. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: GALWAY SMITH MOONEY ADOPTION
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 December 17 06:58 GMT (UK) »
Formal, legal, adoption came into being in England in about 1927.
But there is no guarantee that Daphne's birth was registered as Daphne?

There are formal procedures to go through to find an adoptee's records:
https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records
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Re: GALWAY SMITH MOONEY ADOPTION
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 December 17 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Was Daphne actually born in England? Do you know her date of birth?
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Re: GALWAY SMITH MOONEY ADOPTION
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 January 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Giddeygirl,

I am not sure if your post should be moved to our Australian section, will wait to hear back from you regarding the other questions.

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