hi, yes, i think she was adopted. It was a private adoption I have been led to understand, when she was about 6 months so i thought her birth cert would be ok. she ended up in a childrens home at about 14 when her adoptive parents were tragically killed and the rest of the family didn't want her. however its all very confusing as we have some pics of her as a baby with a woman who can only be her mother-(from the stories of the adopted parents) she would be about 18 mths.
I have looked at birth records for her name but there is nothing showing. Sabriel, that is very kind of you, i will pm you later if that is ok and you can decide if you need to look or its a dead end.
I have managed to found out where and which hospital my mum was born and I know her dob, so i did a search for her birth cert. and it isn't there. There is no record of her birth. why would this be? it was in the uk and i really am stuck right now. thanks if anyone can help.