Prince Edward Island Adoption Records

Prince Edward Island has open adoption records as of January 31, 2020.

Click here for provincial website information on how to obtain your records:

Application form:

Post Adoption Services
161 St. Peters Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8  Canada
Phone: 902-368-6511


Obtain your Hospital Records

Mothers and adopted persons can call the Medical Records department of the hospital in which the birth took place to obtain your hospital chart.  Adopted persons can get the hospital records of their birth.  Mothers can get records with respect to prenatal care, labour and delivery, post natal care, hospital stay, etc.    (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
M1R 3E4    Telephone:  416-285-4344

4. Cross Border Adoption/Baby Trafficking to the United States

Many children from the Maritimes were trafficked to the USA for adoption…here is some information re US Immigration

See Karen Balcom’s book “The Traffic in Babies: Cross Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the United States and Canada 1930-1972.

5.  Government Records through Freedom of Information Requests

Information about FOI requests:

FOI Request Form: Fill in the form and send to:

Department of Community Services, Seniors and Labour
FOIPP Co-ordinator: Vernon MacIntyre
PO Box 2000, 2nd Floor Jones Building
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

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