I use the term legally advisedly. The legal adoption process has only been in force since
the 1920s and unitil recently children did not have the right to know their natural
parents. Informal adoption has been around longer. Even now registration relies on a sworn
statement by at least the mother or the married partner. My guess is the second
registration was illegal and avoids the process but legal adoption has become more and
more cumbersome and I would probably do the same.
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On Sun, 13 Nov, 2016 at 16:20, Roger M Evans<r.evans441(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
Your comment reference “access to adoptee certificate of birth” is not borne out by
practice, my wife’s original birth cert was obtained by the spouse of a third cousin
without consent from her , this would have been from the Norwich Registrar’s Office.
Is your statement legally correct, if so I will be following it up, it never crossed my
mind that there was any exclusion as the info is also available on FreeBMD.
I look forward to your reply
Roger M EVANS