Updated December 21, 1998.
If you are from Ontario you can apply for a priority search by the Adoption Disclosure Registry due to medical necessity. There is a clause in the Child and Family Services Act which allows people to get documentation from their doctor about the need to know their medical history, or to pass along medical information to an adoptee.
If you or someone related to you has a medical condition (or psychological) which could have been inherited, and finding your family is a good way of preventing or treating this condition, then talk to your doctor about the questionnaire.
Medical Form. Print out a copy if you wish.
British Columbia now has open records. The next three links will give you info on this.
Congratulations to the Northwest Territories. As of November 1, 1998, they have open adoption records. There are no registration fees, and there are no vetoes, and no contact blocks. As far as I know this is only for adoptions which took place after November 1, 1998. More info at: Info from Canadopt on NWT.
Lost Connections (Toronto)
Canadian Adoptees Registry
Links Post-Legal Adoption Support Group Inc.
Parent Finders, P.E.I.
Discovering Your Roots
K&K's Adoption Site
Born in Canada and Adopted to the U.S.?
All adoptees born in Canada and adopted in the US who became naturalized are entitled to their naturalization records. You can apply for a copy of your records to the:
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Request a form G-641. Your naturalization papers will include your birth name, birth parents, and adoptive parents names. You may also request this information through your local county court office.
Please be advised that unless the adoptee has been told that they were born in Canada they may not know. Sometimes the amended birth certificates were altered to have the place of birth in the US.
Looking for more help, and more
Ontario GenWeb Project
National Registry File
Bill Martin's Genealogy Pages
LDS Online Family Tree
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