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Family History Enquiries


When “The Mission of Hope” ceased to be an adoption agency in 1992 all the adoption files were transferred to Croydon Council. Enquiries need to be directed to Adopt London South, who manage Croydon Council’s Adoption paperwork.
Adopt London South
160 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2QH
Tel: 020 7525 4491
Email: adoptedadultsALS@southwark.gov.uk

Children’s Homes

If you (or the person you are enquiring about) lived in one of our children’s homes, those files are now in the safe-keeping of the Archives Unit. Permission to access those files is granted through Christian Family Concern.
If you wish to make an enquiry, please click on the link below to download the Family History Enquiry Form.
We charge £25 for the initial enquiry. Once your payment and form are received, we will deal with your request.

Maternity Homes

Over the years we ran several maternity homes (see History Timeline) but we only hold the registers for the births which took place at Birdhurst Lodge, South Croydon.

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