Real Life Stories

Richard’s story

Richard came to us through our work with Future Pathways as he was in care from birth. We were able to support Richard to trace some records from his time in care which was helpful for him to understand more of what went on during his early [...]

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Willow & Tom’s story

Willow first contacted Birthlink in 1992, to join the Register. She was looking for her son, Tom, who was adopted in 1973 in Aberdeenshire, when Willow was just 17. At that time Tom had not joined the register or made any enquiries about his [...]

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Annie & Jane’s story

Annie contacted Birthlink first of all as a young 24 year old. When she registered on the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland and there was no match Annie decided not to pursue a search. She pursued her career, married and had children of her [...]

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Hamish’s Story

“I hold Birthlink in the very highest regard. I was hugely impressed by the caring, sensitive and positive way in which my case was addressed and looked after. It was highly re-assuring to know that I was in the hands of such a brilliant [...]

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