Born to be Found is an Independent Research Company founded by Gina Gingell and set up to work on behalf of the Clients of many Local Authorities and recognised After Adoption Support Agencies. Dedicated to tracing Adopted Adults, Birth Parents and Birth Siblings, Born to be Found offer full Searches at competitive prices.
Law changes have seen a rise in those wishing to trace Relatives; we advise that those searching should contact their Local Social Services Department or After Adoption Support Agency to start the ball rolling. If the Organisation of your choice does not have a Researcher in place, we are happy to introduce ourselves with a view to taking on your search.
It is important to access your Birth File. Your File may hold important information however all we need initially is your original birth name and birth date. A report will be sent to your Intermediary of which you will have full access. It is stressed that Born to be Found does not offer Counselling or Mediation Services but can offer you details of After Adoption Support Agencies and Independent Mediators.
*** For best results, please do not approach your Birth Relative without using an Intermediary.
In Dec 2005 the Law changed to allow Birth Parents the right to seek their child. This right is extended to Birth Siblings. A Birth Parent/Sibling can apply to their Local Social Services Department or After Adoption Support Organisation to set the wheels in motion.
A Birth Parent must understand the following:
- Before a Case is referred to a Researcher the Social Services or the After Adoption Support Agency will check to make sure that the Adoptee has not placed a veto against being contacted within their file.
- Researchers seeking an Adopted Adult work under Non-Disclosure Guidelines; all information is kept in confidence submitted solely to the Mediator/Counsellor working on behalf of the Birth Parent/Sibling.
- A Birth Parent will only learn the name of the Adopted Adult when the Adoptee is found and agrees to the release of their details.
In contrast, Adoptees are lawfully able to learn the details of their Birth Parents names and addresses where such information is found in the public domain.