I’m a birth parent. Can I find a child I placed for adoption?

3. Add your name to the adoption disclosure register

Another way to find your child is to add your name to the adoption disclosure register. If your child also puts their name on the register, you may be matched. 

There is no fee to add your name to the Adoption Disclosure Register.

To put your name on the register you must fill out a form called an Application to be Named on the Adoption Disclosure Register. It is also called form 3093E.

For help filling out the application form, look at the Guide to Completing an Application to be Named on the Adoption Disclosure Register

You have to give as much information as you can about yourself and your child, including anything you know about them after the adoption took place.

It can take months or even years to be matched. Your child might never put their name on the register. 

To update your information or withdraw from the adoption disclosure registry you have to fill out a form called an Application to Update Information or Remove Name from the Adoption Disclosure Register.

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