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Request for Personal Data
Every adoptee from HK has the right to request a personal data search. We recommend that you first ask for any personal
records from the HK Welfare Department. For example, birth certificate or social welfare report are records that may still
be on file in Hong Kong. This request can be done from abroad but be prepared to provide the necessary documents that prove
your identity. Make sure to clarify that you are not requesting information on your birth parents when you make this initial
request because you do have a legal right to information not related to your birth parents.
After obtaining your personal data, you may also consider asking for "root tracing
." Root tracing refers
to asking for information specifically related to your birth parents. The birth parents' right to privacy overrides
the rights of the adopted child under HK law. Thus, birth parent information can be denied to you. There are a number
of hurdles to overcome, for example, proving that you are a mentally stable person and not a danger to your birth parents, if birth
parents exist do they want their information released to you, and finding birth parents. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ask for the current procedure to initiate root tracing.
us at email@example.com
for advice from others who have successfully traced their
history and roots.
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, to chat, share photos, and memories with
other adoptees from Hong Kong.
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The next Hong Kong Adoptees Reunion
will be held in London, UK
on Saturday, March 16, 2013
at BAAF headquarters at 11 am. Space is
limited so you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a seat.
A Hong Kong Adoptee Reunion
will be held in the San
area the weekend of Oct 12
and 13, 2013
. Please contact us at email@example.com
more and reserve a seat. Space is limited.
Mini-reunions are held in USA, UK, and NZ. Join us for social skype sessions too.
Po Leung Kuk
- founded in Hong Kong November 8, 1878 originally to help orphaned children