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Offline Obrienct

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Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« on: Tuesday 07 July 15 00:57 BST (UK) »
Hello, I am looking to find my birth mother to say hello and let her meet her Grand children.
My name is * but I was born * in Salford Royal Infirmary in Salford / Manchester. I was adopted at Birth, one of this to do this at this time, my mother I know was young 15 /16 at the time. My adoption to * was facilitated by the Catholic Resuce Society, I believe at Par's Wood, by Sister Philomeina. I would just like to say hello, I am very happy, with a good life and no issues or hang ups, just want to say thank you for my life and have the opportunity to reunite the family. Any help would be appreciated greatly.


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Re: Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 July 15 03:15 BST (UK) »
i advise contacting Catholic Rescue Society >

http://www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk/search/adoptionrecords/organisationDetail.aspx?id=473

for furthering information.

on your birth certificate will be a correct name of your mother, you need to apply to the GRO and see if she ever married....

also you may find your mother has died or does not wish to have contact so you need to be prepared for such answers if such events have taken place.

we cannot allow your post to have information about yourself or possible living folk as we do family history......

use 192 , and freebmduk for certificate references as well as old electoral rolls found at the libraries in the county capitals. others will advise on other courses of action

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Re: Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 July 15 07:01 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, Obrienct

Unfortunately you have picked a website that cannot help you.

Try genes - find living relatives (http://www.GenesReunited.co.uk/boards/board/living_relatives)  or others that can.

Both ancestry and free bmd( http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl ) have your surname as G*dey - so you need that original birth certificate and your adoption information, and use of the Adoption register (https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records/the-adoption-contact-register) but, as said previously, more help available elsewhere.

If your surname actually is G*dey , then there are very few births under that name.


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Re: Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 July 15 08:23 BST (UK) »
Your best site for advice is family tree forum 

http://www.familytreeforum.com/content.php?s=08a0f2b9385bae47657059b6c80855ba

It has a dedicated area for adoption advice, which is not google-able, and where the advisors are very experienced, and many have been adopted themselves.   


(You should think about having an intermediary to make contact for you if you do find your birth mother and family.)
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Re: Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 July 15 20:40 BST (UK) »
Taking it one step further,  What rights  do the children of an adopted person have to search for their grandparents, AFTER  the adopted person has died ?
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Re: Looking for my Birth Mother and Family
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 July 15 20:53 BST (UK) »
The government has introduced plans for the descendants of deceased adopted people to have access to the adoption files through an intermediary so that they can trace the family trees of their birth families.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/relatives-of-adopted-adults-now-able-to-trace-family-tree
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