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February 20, 2013

192.com helps Cabrini Children's Society to reunite families

192.com, the UK's leading people-finding website has teamed up with the Cabrini Children's Society to help reunite adopted adults with their birth families.

The site will provide Cabrini with free access to millions of public records to help the charity locate birth parents on behalf of adopted adults, and help adopted adults make contact with their biological families.

The charity, which offers adoption foster care and family support services, also provides Intermediary Services for relatives of children placed for adoption through the Catholic Children's Society (Southwark), Southwark Catholic Rescue Society, and Portsmouth Diocesan Catholic Child Welfare Society.

Dominic Blackburn Product Director of 192.com said: "We reunite many families and friends each year and are delighted to help Cabrini reunite birth families. We are also proud to help a 125-year-old charity which has done so much for children, adults and families."

Cabrini spokesperson Helen Cook said:

"By providing intermediary services, we support people when making the important decision of whether to make contact with their birth relatives. 192.com's residential databases will be invaluable in allowing us to quickly identify long lost individuals and families, make contact with them and communicate with all parties throughout the sensitive and complex reunification process."

192.com contains 700 million public records and the contact details of over 30 million UK residents. The site also helps reunite old school friends, university alumni, veterans groups, and missing persons.

Cabrini's services include supporting adopted adults who want to know more about the reasons for their adoption and about their family of origin. Cabrini provides counselling and support in accessing adoption records and helps people decide if they want to seek contact with birth family members. They can also assist birth relatives of someone who was adopted through the agency, including birth parents, siblings, grandparents, or any other person related to the adopted adult by blood, including half blood or marriage.

People who were born before November 1975 are required by law to seek counselling before accessing any records. Cabrini provides specialist adoption counselling support for those researching their adoption history and the support is available to all ages. For more information, call Cabrini on 020 8668 2181 or visit their website.

About 192.com

192.com is the UK's most awarded online directory, helping find people, businesses and places for 10 million users a month. On 192.com, users can search over 700 million records including free directory enquiries, edited electoral roll information, local business listings, interactive mapping, aerial photography and property reports.

For more information contact the 192.com Press Office. Phone: 0207 909 2151