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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.
Click here to make a Personal Data Access Request
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 to ask for the current procedure to initiate root tracing.
Click here for a personal description of the procedure followed in 2009 to initiate a root tracing
Contact us at for advice from others who have successfully traced their history and roots.
Adoption Links 
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Join our Yahoo Group, AdopteesFromHK, to chat, share photos, and memories with other adoptees from Hong Kong.
Adoption is for a Lifetime - an uplifting book written by an adoptee from HK
The Adoption Project - extensive range of sources on the history of adoption, theory and practice
Adopting From Hong Kong - many useful links on how to adopt children from Hong Kong
Intercountry Adoption Hong Kong - general guide to U.S. citizens wanting to adopt from Hong Kong
NPR Interview on Adoption - the joys and struggles of inernational adoption May 13, 2010
HK 2010 Reunion
Mildred Dibden
Lucy Clay
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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 to reserve a seat.
A Hong Kong Adoptee Reunion will be held in the San Francisco, California area the weekend of Oct 12 and 13, 2013. Please contact us at to learn more and reserve a seat. Space is limited.
Mini-reunions are held in USA, UK, and NZ. Join us for social skype sessions too. 
Related Links
YMCA of Hong Kong - established in 1901
Evangel Children's Home - established in Hong Kong in 1956 to provide a Christian home for orphans
Hong Chi Association - serving people with mental handicap and their families at Pine Hill Village
The Genographic Project - human migration ancestry, population genetics, maps, etc.
International Social Services - Hong Kong branch established in 1958
Po Leung Kuk - founded in Hong Kong November 8, 1878 originally to help orphaned children
Children's Christian Fund Hong Kong - welcome to CCF Hong Kong Alumni website
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