Tracing Information on the Adoption Contact Register on Gov.uk Information on the Adoption Contact Register, including how to add yourself to the register. Adopted Adults and Adult Birth Relatives: Tracing and Contact Link to a 2008 downloadable report from the Department of Children, Schools and Families, now the Department for Education. Adoption, Search and Reunion Intended as a first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK. The National Archives A guide to resources to help you trace your family tree, using records held at The National Archives and elsewhere. Adoption Services for Adults Adoption Services for Adults is a relatively new service but it involves people with many years of experience and expertise in searching and in working with adults affected by adoption.