INFORMATION CONCERNING FOSTERED ADULTS IN ONTARIO
If you grew up in foster care and were never legally adopted you can
obtain a copy of your long form birth certificate (also known as a
"statement of live birth") from the Registrar General's office in the
province where you were born. Copies of the required application form
are usually available from your local library or Member of Provincial
Parliament's constituency office.
The Ontario Registrar General's office can be reached at
PO Box 4600 189 river rd
Thunder Bay Ontario P7B 6L8
1-800-461-2156 (from within Ontario)
1- 807-343-7420 (from outside Ontario)
Your statement of live birth includes your full birth name your
birth mother's name and address at the time you were born and other
details about your birth. These long form birth certificates are only
altered upon adoption or if you applied to have your name legally
changed as an adult. If you are not sure whether you were legally
adopted contact the Ministry of Community & Social Services at 416-327-4730.
Those born in other provinces should contact the Ministry in the province
where they were born to confirm adoption status and/or request an
application form for their statement of live birth from that province's
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