Adoption records contain information of a highly private and confidential nature and, under the current provisions of the Adoption Act 1955 and Adult Adoption Act 1985, are permanently restricted. Records lists are also permanently restricted.
Requests for privileged access to the list and/or adoption files should be directed to:
Note: All requests for permission to access restricted records should provide information about the reason for the research. The more information provided, the easier it is to consider the request.
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.
Restriction does not expire.