Order an adoption certificate online
Adoption certificates are available from 1931 to the present day. You can order an adoption certificate online from the General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI). You will need a credit or debit card to use this service.
Due to planned essential maintenance this online service will be unavailable at times between 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm on Sunday 12 February 2023. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Before you start
You will need a credit or debit card and the following information:
- full name of person whose adoption certificate you are ordering
- date of birth
- names of adoptive parents
- name of Court which made the order and date of order
A certificate cannot be sent out if you have not given the full details needed when you order.
You can find out how any personal information you give to GRONI when using this service will be handled by viewing its privacy notice.
For the purposes of detection and prevention of crime, information about your application may be passed on to other government or law enforcement agencies.
Fees and postage
Find out more about ordering certificates, including others ways to order, fees and postage on the following page: