Becoming a Parent

Adoption in Québec: Identity Disclosure and Search for a Biological Parent or Child

Requesting a Search for a Biological Parent, Child or Sibling (Adoption in Québec)

To request a search for your biological parent, child or sibling, contact the adoption service of the appropriate integrated health and social services centre (CISSS) or integrated university health and social services centre (CIUSSS), as follows:
  • If requesting as an adopted, contact the adoption service of the CISSS or CIUSSS of the judicial district where the adoption was granted (generally that of the administrative region where your adoptive parents resided at the time of the adoption).
  • If you were placed for adoption but not adopted, contact the adoption service of the CISSS or CIUSSS of the administrative region where you were born.
  • If requesting as a biological parent or sibling, contact the adoption service of the CISSS or CIUSSS of the administrative region where the adopted was born.
To find a judicial district, use the online service Search for Judicial District.

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