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Birthlink and other adoption issues in the news

Don’t leave it too late to find out who you are..

Don’t leave it too late to find out who you are and where your family members came from 

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Professional Training

On 8th March, we successfully delivered a training day to 11 colleagues based with Fife Council. The focus for the day was outlining Birthlink services and the support we provide.  The important role of the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland …

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Finding Dory reunites a family

Finding Dory reunites a family

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The Human Face of help

The Human face of help to find families

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Mum spent almost 50 years looking for the baby she gave up

Mum spent almost 50 years looking for the baby she gave up as a teenager to find she was living just 11 miles away

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Parents shamed into giving up babies for adoption deserve an apology

Parents shamed into giving up babies for adoption deserve an apology

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Anne & Karen’s story reveals much about what is done by Birthlink

The road to creating an adoption reunion can be long and winding 

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Spare a thought for the parent of an adopted child

For adopted people, Father’s Day can be a cause for curiosity, pleasure or distress. Having two sets of parents, the ones that brought you up and the ones that give birth to you, comes with the territory.

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Meeting Birth Mother

Meeting Birth mother can be nerve wracking

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Why I decided to track down my Birth mother

IAN Todd had some difficult decisions to make as a big birthday beckoned. So, where do I begin?  

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Going back to your roots…

There’s an awful lot to learn about adoption as three social work masters students found out on a two-week placement at Birthlink

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Rediscovering lost family is a miracle

WHEN Ali Stevens started searching for the father whom she had never known, her aim was to find out medical history that might help her sick son.

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Test reveals your Heritage- or dark family secret

DNA analysis could open a window onto family history,

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Connecting pieces to solve a jigsaw

Helping to heal wounds is key for Birthlink, writes Gary Clapton  

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Scots mum who made Aussie PM face up to adoption heartache calls on Scotland to start the healing process too

EVELYN ROBINSON says the pain of losing her own child during the 70s has driven her to right the wrongs caused by forced adoption. read more:  

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For Complex Adoption Issues, It’s Good to Talk – The Scotsman, December 2014

Phoning is the best way to discuss feelings, says Gary Clapton Here’s Daniel’s story. “The first time I ever spoke to my mother was on the phone. I was 32 and she was 51. “I had never spoken to my …

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Charity united brother with long-lost siblings — Donegal News, November 2014

Billy MacFarlanes search for his mother gave him a family he never knew existed.   Full Story: http://donegalnews.com/2014/11/charity-united-brother-with-long-lost-siblings/

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Peter’s visit to mother’s grave leads way to Eddie- Aberdeen Press & Journal, November 2014

Cheryl Livingstone takes a look at the lives of families separated by adoption, who have been reunited thanks to the efforts of a Scottish charity. Unlike many adopted children, Peter Burnett knew a lot about his background. Born in Turriff, …

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Clearing the Path in Search of Our Self – The Scotsman, June 2014

Click here to read the article at the Scotsman.com, or read it below. Seminal 1970s work on adoption holds true to this day, writes Malcolm Hill For much of the 20th century, in Britain and most western countries, many aspects …

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Searches Provide Missing Link in Chain of Adoption – The Scotsman, April 2014

Click here to read this article at TheScotsman.com, or read it below. Family histories can frustrate and reward, says Jennifer McNiven I work with Birthlink, a charity providing a range of services to individuals and families affected by adoption, as …

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