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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 own. She naturally over the years wondered about birth mother and other family members and her details remained on the Register.

Some twenty years later, when Annie was in her mid-forties, her birth mother Jane also registered. A link was created, both parties were contacted and the mediation process began. They soon exchanged letters and photographs commenting on their many likenesses and slowly began to get to know each other. Both lead busy lives and are hoping to be able to meet each other in the coming year.

Annie has commented on the critical importance of mediation services being available in these circumstances to help towards the best outcomes for everyone involved.