ADOPTION ORDER INFORMATION
ONTARIO ONLY-SEE BELOW
Please note that you must always apply to the provincial government authorities in the province where your adoption was finalized, regardless of where you may have been born, or where you may live today when requesting the following-
The information immediately below applies specifically to those adopted in Ontario.
Toa certified copy of your Adoption Order.
Your adoptive parents may have this document, or
you may request the neccessary forms in which to make application
for your adoption order by applying to:
Ministry of Community & Social Services
2 Bloor Street West, 24 th Floor,
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1E9
Request by phone, fax or e-mail
Note: Once received, application forms are to be filled out and sent with a cheque
or money order for, $15.00 payable to the Minister of Finance.
You will receive your document in approx (6) weeks.
If your adoption was finalized before 1970,
YOUR FULL BIRTH NAME WILL APPEAR ON THIS ORDER. Your birth surname is your birth mother's legal surname at the time you were relinquished. If she was single, it is her maiden name, if she was married, it is her husband's name (ie. regardless of whether he was your father etcetera.
If you were adopted after 1970,
Your Order may show only your given birth names (ie. first and middle names) and the initial of your birth surname, followed by your birth registration number. This initial is the first letter of your birth mother's legal surname at the time you were born(see above).
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