Real Life Stories

Tony’s Story

Tony lives in the USA and first got in touch with Birthlink in the autumn of 2016 to make enquiries about his mother’s family. Tony said that before his Mum had passed away she told him about growing up in foster care in the Scottish Highland [...]

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Ruth’s story

Even as young as 3 years old, you realise that to build a strong tower of bricks, you must provide a broad, solid foundation, with no gaps. And so it is with identity. I grew up with a mother who never talked about her family. She panned us [...]

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Colin

I consider Birthlink to be an amazing service. Of course, it's easy to say that as a satisfied "customer" who has been reunited with their birth parent. Both conceptually and in practice, Birthlink is a fantastic service but the reality is that [...]

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Olivia’s Story

I love the story that my mum and dad tell about how they got me. They got the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow and the ticket inspector on the train asked what they were doing with an empty babycarrier. They said they were going to collect their [...]

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