Real Life Stories

Julie & Sara’s story

In Spring 2013 Julie got in touch with Birthlink to see if we could help her trace her daughter who had been adopted. We suggested that Julie register on the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland, which she did. Unfortunately at the time there [...]

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Colin’s story

Colin was born in London in the 1950’s, adopted to rural Scotland as a baby and was in his early 60’s when he approached Birthlink looking to contact his birth mother. Colin had discovered his adoption as a teenager with this having been kept [...]

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Richard & Natalie’s story

Richard first got in contact with Birthlink in 2008. When he was in his early 20s Richard and his girlfriend, at the time, found out that she was pregnant. Although they spoke about staying together and were both prepared to become parents, her [...]

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Linda’s Story

How I first met my mother on her death bed.  It was a November afternoon in 2008 and the mist had been creeping inland from the North Sea all morning.  The ground frost had never lifted and the sparkling pavements were treacherously slippy.  [...]

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