My child or relative was adopted

If your child or relative was adopted, please remember that it is always the decision of the adopted person whether or not they wish to make contact with you.

Can you help me find my adopted child or relative?

An Intermediary Service is available through Hampshire's Adoption Support Services Team who can advise you on the process of making contact with an adopted person.

For adoptions prior to November 1975 please contact the General Register Order.

For adoptions prior to 30 December 2005 you can contact the Southampton Adoption Services team by emailing Southampton Adoption Service is not able to help in tracing children or other relatives who have been adopted. This is called an intermediary service, and we are not registered to carry out this work.

For more information visit Adopt South.