Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Adoption, foster and care records

Adoption records

If you were adopted and want to find your original birth or adoption certificates, or if you would like to use the Adoption Contact Register, you will need to contact the General Register Office.

If your adoption took place in Hampshire and you would like to find out if any information survives for your case, contact the Post Adoption Team at Glen House, Glen Road, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7HD, tel 01489 587543.

Fostering and care homes

Some records relating to fostering and care homes in Hampshire have survived. To access information about yourself in these records, you will need to complete a Subject Access Request form avilable on the Data Protection pages.

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