Real Life Stories

Iris & Alan

Iris was first in contact with Birthlink in 2000 after reading an article about the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland in her local newspaper.  Iris had been born and adopted in 1949 and decided to register her details. With no match on the [...]

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Kay’s Story

Kay first got in touch with Birthlink a few years ago when she was in her late 50’s. Kay was searching for her birth mother Jane but did not have very much information other than a common name and her address at the time of Kay's birth. The [...]

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Norma’s story

Norma first got in touch with Birthlink in November 2011 when she registered on the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland to discover there was no matching registration. Norma was understandably disappointed but, as she was a busy working [...]

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Nicola’s Story

Nicola was born in Edinburgh in 1945 and grew up as an only child with her adoptive parents in Joppa. Nicola often wondered if she had any brothers and sister but did not feel able to search when her parents were still alive. So, it was 2010 [...]

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