Reader Letter: Helping tracing family history

Searching your family history and discovering your roots is of great interest to many people.

However, for those who are adopted searching can be more complex, challenging and emotional.

People may like to know that the charity, the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has recently updated its practical guide for adopted people “Tracing Birth Relatives” to help anyone searching for members of their birth family to do so as safely and effectively as possible. This free guide is full of invaluable information from how to get started on your search to advice on contacting relatives once you have found them. It also includes details of organisations throughout the UK who can help and support you with your search.

Tracing Birth Relatives” can be found together with lots more information about search and reunion by visiting

Julia Feast OBE

British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)