Nunavut Adoption Records

Nunavut adoption legislation (The Adoption Act and the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act) is based directly on that of the Northwest Territories, and contains the same provisions regarding closed records.

Post Adoption Disclosure

For information on adoptions in Nunavut see here:

You may also contact the Nunavut Adoption Specialist at the address below:

Department of Family Services
Government of Nunavut
Box 1000, Stn. 1240
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0

Phone: 867- 975-5200
Fax: 867- 975-5298
Phone: 867-975-5232
Fax: 867-975-5298

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”).

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

More Information:

 The Adoption Act (PDF)