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Getting your birth certificate information before adoption

Application form to get your birth certificate information from before your adoption, if you live in the UK.

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Application form to get your birth certificate information

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Guidance notes

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Details

You should use this form to get your birth certificate information if you:

  • were adopted
  • live in the UK

You should read the guidance notes before completing the form.

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Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 23 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated forms and guidance document with minor amendments

  2. The email address for contacting the GRO has been updated.

  3. Application form replaced with an updated version. Details section also updated.

  4. Updated application form.

  5. Updated guidance

  6. Updated form and guidance notes

  7. First published.