Real Life Stories

Jack’s story

Jack was born in East Lothian in 1959. He was adopted as an infant and raised by a loving family. As an adult, Jack worked hard and was successful in business and life. He considered himself very fortunate; however the nagging curiosity about [...]

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Derek’s story

Derek first got in touch with Birthlink in early 2016 explaining that he was living abroad and had been born in Glasgow in 1968 and raised by his Mum and stepdad. However, he had always been curious about his birth father and now felt ready to [...]

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Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca was born in 1968 in Edinburgh, and for some reason not divulged in the records, she remained in a children’s home for fifteen months. She was her mother’s third child conceived after the divorce of first marriage.  Rebecca was adopted to [...]

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Abby’s Story

When Abby came face to face with her birth grandmother for the first time, she describes it as a surreal experience:  "I just wanted to look at her, searching for resemblances, wondering what my dad would say - everything goes through your mind [...]

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