Seeking Birth Parents


This is a list to help adoptees who are either searching or living in the UK and Eire to trace their birth families. It is intended as a platform for the exchange of ideas between adoptees, birth parents and other people who are involved in the search. Suitable topics to post are 'how to search', useful search resources, success stories, appeals for advice, help, genealogical research.

To subscribe to Adoptees-UKIE, send the message

     subscribe adoptees-ukie 'yourfirstname' 'yourlastname'


Substitute your own first and last names for "yourfirstname" and "yourlastname". Subscription requests omitting a subscriber name will be allocated a subscriber name of [No name available]. You can of course subscribe ANONYMOUSly.

About Adoptees-UKIE

Adoptees-UKIE was started in 1997 by 3 adoptees with a UK connection to help adoptees and birth-parents who are living or searching in the UK and the Republic of Ireland with their search, and also so that they could exchange ideas, search techniques and experiences.

The Adoptees-UKIE Mailing List is run by:

  Martin Burns
  Jackie Lockwood
  Howard Wilkins

Suggested Reading

  • Adoption, Identity, and Kinship
  • Birthbond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees
  • Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience
  • Patty's Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion

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