Tracing Birth Parents

Don’t know who your birth parents are? Let us do the leg work and find the answers that you are looking for.
Finding out about you and you birth parents can be an exciting time but can be difficult to actually get to the bottom of it.

Post Adoptive Trace Enquiries – Tracing Birth Parents

Adopted Adults will probably never have known their birth parents and, although possibly being brought up in a loving adopted family, the emotional turmoil of “not knowing” can linger throughout and into adulthood.

Adopted adults in the UK  have had the right since 1975  to see their original birth certificate when they turn 18. Since legal adoption was first introduced, the age for this in Scotland has been 16 years old. With this information, it is possible to find out the birth mothers’ name, and in some cases the birth fathers’ name too. For some, just the knowledge of who their birth parents are is enough. However, in some cases, they may also want to trace and locate their birth parents.

How can I trace my birth parents?

There are a number of methods available to trace birth parents. The UK Government offer the Adoption-Contact-Register, where the adopted children can leave personal details, indicating to their biological family that they wish to contact them. However, this requires the biological relatives to have also registered for it to be effective.

You could also hire a Private Investigator firm to help track down your birth parents. If you have your relevant information concerning your Birth Parent/s we at Insight can conduct discreet enquiries to bring that information up to date and ascertain their current whereabouts and, if practical, act as a third party between you should contact be difficult. Only our seasoned and experienced Investigators handle these enquiries and in doing so will ensure that such enquiries are undertaken with compassion, empathy and tenacity.

Over the years we have conducted many Birth Parent Tracing enquiries, and have successfully reunited many Clients with their Birth Parent/s worldwide. Never an easy enquiry to conduct, tracing birth parents can be amongst the most satisfying of a Private Investigators portfolio, with emotional but happy reunions taking place in the majority of these cases.

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0800 540 4740

No Trace, No Fee

Insight handles these enquiries within the United Kingdom on a “No Trace No Fee” basis, meaning that if we are unsuccessful in locating at least one Birth Parent you pay absolutely nothing. Our fees will also be fixed at the start so you will be fully aware of costs throughout.

“Unlike some other company’s undertaking similar ‘trace’ enquiries we at Insight ask for NO UP FRONT PAYMENT whatsoever. You pay us nothing until we are successful in locating your birth parent. (Unless as mentioned certificate fees are payable) Our fee on completion of a successful enquiry would be £475 plus VAT with no hidden charges. See our guide to Private Investigator Costs.

Let Insight help you find your own Long Lost Family. In many circumstances, our clients request that we conduct some preliminary background enquires to establish the living circumstances of any birth parent. Here at Insight, we feel it important that you know what circumstances you could be faced with before you enter into reconciliation.

If you would like to know more information on how we can help please call our team

Call our private investigators on

0800 540 4740

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