LETTER: Advice on tracing your family tree

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.

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. It also details organisations who can help and support you with your search. It can be accessed at www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk.

Julia Feast OBE