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From: "John Tysoe" <>
Subject: Re: [WAR] Adoptions
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:28:42 +0100
It depends on the date...
Prior to 1926 there was no 'Legal' Adoption in England and Wales - merely
'Fostering' with or without additional local legal formalities (which could
well involve a change in the child's name). But the original Birth
Post 1926 a Formal Adoption would involve the creation of a new Birth
Certificate and the effective cancellation of the original - but as to
whether the Old was expunged from the Indexes or the New added I don't know.
----- Original Message -----
From: Betty Clifton <>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:19 PM
Subject: [WAR] Adoptions
> Can anyone tell me about British birth registration...If a child is born
(in Birmingham) the birth registered and then at the age of 2 is put out for
adoption, is the birth registration changed to reflect the parents names as
those of the people who adopted her? This is the case in the U.S. and the
original birth parents names are obliterated from any certificate
subsequently issued. How do British laws address the adoption issue?
> Thank you
> Betty (in the highlands of California)
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