I wonder if anyone with experience can help with some practical advice.
Since we got our adoption order, we're now able to apply for a passport for DS.
I'm slightly confused about filling in the application. Although we know his city / place of birth, my instinct is that this shouldn't go on the form for the same reason that we don't share that information with anyone else.
Therefore the only 'place of birth' we have is the name of the placing authority i.e. the county.
So do I put this on the form instead of a city?
I spoke to someone at the passport office who was worse than useless and started asking about DS's birth certificate... which I am fully aware is none of anyone's business any more.
Anyone got a passport for their children and experienced this?
We put all their birth information on in terms of location but new name on the form and sent adoption certificate. Not sure what the reason would be for not wanting to put this (sorry if I'm missing something obvious!)
There is a special team within HMPO that deals with passports for adopted children (and other non-straightforward or sensitive cases), by the way, in case you are worried that this will lead to his birth parents tracking him down.
There are lots of things that adoption changes: place and date of birth are not one of them
I assume you have already received his new birth certificate with his new name and his place of birth? You must have this in order to apply for a passport. The details on the passport application have to match those on the birth certificate as they do for any application.