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Adoption Disclosure

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Review your rights and options for adoption disclosure through Service Ontario at: www.ontario.ca/government/search-adoption-records

THROUGH OUR AGENCY: The Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex will provide non-identifying information from our records to the following persons who qualify:

  1. Adopted person
  2. If the Adopted person is deceased, descendants of the adopted person need proof of death certificate
  3. Birth family member; adopted person’s birth parents and any other person related to a birth parent, including birth grandparent, any birth siblings
  4. Adopted parent

If you know that the adoption was conducted by Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex and you wish to receive non-identifying information, please contact the agency directly at:

Phone: 519-455-9000

Email: adoptiondisclosure@caslondon.on.ca

Fax: 519-434-2477

Or by mail: 

CASLM Attn: Adoption Disclosure
1680 Oxford Street E.
P.O. Box 7010
London ON N5Y 5R8

To process your request, you will need to provide:

  • Photocopy of one piece of identification, such as a birth certificate, passport, driver's license or health card
  • Full adopted name
  • Date of birth
  • Adoptive parents' full names
  • Any birth information that you may have is also helpful, e.g., birth surname
  • Birth relatives must provide the full name of the birth parent(s), your relationship to the adopted person, adoptee's birth name and date of birth, if known

THROUGH SERVICE ONTARIO: If your adoption was finalized in Ontario, adopted adults and birth parents can apply for information at Service Ontario www.ontario.ca/government/search-adoption-records or call Service Ontario toll free at 1-800-461-2156.

Adoptees and their birth relatives can review further options to search for adoption records by contacting Service Ontario. Some additional services include requests for:

  1. Post-Adoption Birth Information (identifying information)
  2. Adoption Disclosure Registry (Registry for a reunion)
  3. Obtaining a copy of adoption order
  4. Filing a disclosure veto for adoption prior to September 1, 2008
  5. No Contact Notice or Contact Preference
  6. Request a Severe Medical Search

 

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