Manitoba adoption records are OPEN as of JUNE 2015
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Open Birth and Adoption Records
What Changes in 2015?
The amendments to The Adoption Act and The Vital Statistics Act allow for more openness with respect to birth records and adoption records, subject to certain privacy rights. The amendments will give registered birth parents and adult adoptees access to pre-adoption birth registrations, as well as substituted registrations of birth.
There is no fee to access birth or adoption records.
Contact Manitoba Post Adoption Services
If you have any questions, please email or call the Manitoba Post-Adoption Registry at:
Manitoba Post-Adoption Registry
2nd Floor – 777 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0N3
1-800-855-0511 for the Manitoba Relay Service
2. Obtain your Hospital Records
Mothers can call the Medical Records department of the hospital in which the birth took place to obtain your hospital chart with respect to prenatal care, labour and delivery, post natal care, hospital stay, etc. Mothers should also apply for their child’s hospital record. (Hint: Do not use the word “adopted” if possible, and if asked why records are required the answer is “for my personal record”.)
3. Maternity Home Records
Mothers who resided in Maternity Homes may apply to the organization which ran the home for any records which may have survived:
For Salvation Army Homes contact:
Salvation Army Archives
26 Howden Road, Scarborough, Ontario
Information on the open records campaign in Manitoba: