Becoming a Parent

Adoption outside Québec: Access to Family and Medical Antecedents, Identity Disclosure and Reunions

Important Notice

This page is being updated. Meanwhile, as the information currently online may not be complete, we invite you to consult the French version. Thank you for your understanding.

An adopted person can take steps to learn where he or she comes from, as well as learn the identity of and get information about his or her biological parents in order to help locate them. However, a biological parent can always refuse to allow his or her identity to be disclosed to the  child given up for adoption.
A biological parent can also take steps to get information about a child he or she gave up for adoption.

  • ;#2;#Provincial;#
  • ;#10;#Legal and judicial questions;#
  • ;#2;#Citizens;#
  • ;#1;#Family life;#
  • organisme d’adoption, projet d’adoption, démarche d’adoption
  • pays d’origine, dossier de l’enfant à adopter, législation étrangère, famille, union de fait, conjoint de fait, union libre, Secrétariat à l’adoption internationale
  • ;#3;#Secrétariat à l'adoption internationale;#
  • SAI