Friday 13 February 2009

National Adoption Society: Does child carry red hair gene?

An official National Adoption Society form asked if the child considered for adoption carried the recessive gene that causes red hair. The form, used as late as 1976 asked "Is there any red hair in the family?".

The question is found within a section of the form detailing the child's appearance and personality and is below a separate question asking for the hair colour of the child.

The National Adoption Society operated from London and closed in 1986.