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How to do adoption research

Is there an adoption in your family history that, due to legal restrictions, has prevented you from exploring certain parts of your lineage? If so, you may be interested to hear that new government regulations are being introduced that will open this line of research up to more people than ever before.

The implications of these new rules don’t just stop with family history. Medical records, details of possible genetic health conditions and other important information that may affect the way family members live their lives will now be accessible.

We have a help page with Top Tips for Adoption research, you can access this by going to the 'Help' tab on your main navigation bar and then select 'Top Tips' and this will bring you to the relevant page, then select 'Adoption Tips' on the left hand side and you can have a read through all the advice.

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