View Full Version : Adoption help for my mother

18-04-2014, 4:06 PM
My mother Anne Bevan was was born in 1942 in Battersea and was put in care home in London (Waifs and Strays) she thinks,also it was a all boys home but the family running it had a daughter and wanted company for her, so they took my mother in,she was adopted in 1945 and became Anne Dawson,she has decided to see if she has any family alive from original mother (we have no name)only Bevan ,so where do i start any help, pointing me in the right direction would be great ,a big thank-you . Mark Davis

Sue Mackay
18-04-2014, 4:19 PM
Please remember that the AUP (http://www.british-genealogy.com/acceptable-use-policy.php) forbids the posting of details of living people on the open forum. Anyone with information for Mark should use the private message system.

This thread (http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php/28666-Post-1911-Adoption) should give you some leads.

18-04-2014, 4:44 PM
Sorry can you delete.mark

Lesley Robertson
18-04-2014, 4:51 PM
Mark, people can offer help about living people via the pm system, as Sue said.

Peter Goodey
18-04-2014, 4:56 PM

We're allowed to publicly discuss methods so long as we don't mention names!

Megan Roberts
18-04-2014, 7:05 PM
The National Archives has a research guide which might help: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/adoption.htm

Megan Roberts
18-04-2014, 7:10 PM
A more drastic route might be to contact ITV's Long Lost Family programme to see if they are doing any more series: http://www.walltowall.co.uk/longlostfamily.aspx

Mitch in Notts
18-04-2014, 7:13 PM
As you don't appear to have her Mothers first name can I presume you don't have her original Birth Certificate? This would be a logical starting place. It is obtainable from the General Record Office website for 9.25.