||If you are a birth relative seeking someone who was adopted and is now over 18, you have a legal right to an intermediary service under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. Apply to the Adoption and Permanency team at your Local Authority Social Services. Some LAs offer a free service and others (more cash strapped) have delegated the service to another Adoption Support Agency which may charge. However this is the only sure way to find out the new identity and have them traced and asked if they would like contact from you. You may have to wait in a queue and the process can seem bureaucratic but it is the only way forward unless the adoptee searches for you. I do this type of tracing for several local authorities in the SE of England. If you need further direction on who to approach please just email me and I will be happy to help.