•Subject: Right of adoptees to know their natural parents •Author: Gerhard Dannemann •Date: 16/3/2000
Under the present German law (§§ 61, 62 Personenstandsgesetz), an adoptee has the right to be informed about his or her natural parents. You should write to the registry (Standesamt) at the place where you were born. They are also in a position to tell you how much information they can provide. If you can write in German, this is likely to help and speed up matters. I presume that you were adopted under German law at the time.