The Disclosure of Adoption Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005


Seeking information from the Registrar General

19.—(1) Where—

(a)an adopted person who has attained the age of 18 years requests information from an adoption agency under section 60(2)(a) of the Act that would enable him to obtain a certified copy of the record of his birth; and

(b)the agency does not have that information,

the agency must seek that information from the Registrar General.

(2) Where an adoption agency seeks information from the Registrar General under paragraph (1) the agency must provide him in writing with the following information, so far as it is known—

(a)the name, date of birth and country of birth of the adopted person;

(b)the names of that person’s adoptive father and mother;

(c)the date of the adoption order.

Registrar General to disclose information regarding the appropriate adoption agency and the Adoption Contact Register

20.—(1) The Registrar General must—

(a)disclose to any person (including an adopted person) at his request any information that the person requires to assist him to make contact with the adoption agency which is the appropriate adoption agency in the case of the person specified in the request (or, as the case may be, in the applicant’s case); and

(b)disclose to the appropriate adoption agency any information that the agency requires, in relation to an application under section 60, 61 or 62 of the Act, about any entry relating to an adopted person on the Adoption Contact Register.

(2) The appropriate adoption agency must pay any fee that the Registrar General determines is reasonable for the disclosure of information under paragraph (1)(b).