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Offline gah

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Birth certificate for adopted
« on: Tuesday 21 April 20 22:06 BST (UK) »
    Trying to help a friend , they found out in 2018 they were adopted now 28 years old ...she has a birth cert with the name her birth mother gave her but mothers name and fathers have been totally blanked out ..we believe it was someone within the family who "adopted her " but they refuse to disguss anything regarding her birth or parents ..the thing that puzzles is would she only have had that birth cert or would she have been given a new one with her new name etc ..also she has tried to obtainn her adoption records but was told they are "locked " dont know what this means ? the other thing is would she be able to search freebmd to find her birth registration in the hope of finding a name for either of her birth parents (she has been trying to piece one or two things and thinks she has a surname ) but would it besearchable or when someone is adopted are they registerd in a private register ...hope this makes sence and that someone may be able to explain Adoption ..
                            thanks for any pointers
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Re: Birth certificate for adopted
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 June 21 16:41 BST (UK) »
Tell her to have her DNA tested with Ancestry.  When she gets her results check for matches with close relatives that have family trees linked to their DNA.  With a little practice and help from someone who understands the process she should be able to identify both birth parents.

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Re: Birth certificate for adopted
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 June 21 17:09 BST (UK) »
If she was formally adopted rather than fostered there would have been a new certificate  in her adopted name. Information about applying for that and/or original birth certificate on the Government website.

https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records

She has every right to be given the information and a proper birth certificate, she would require that if she wanted to obtain a passport.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.