Quebec Adoption Records

Amendments to the rules governing confidentiality of information related to the identity of persons born born and adopted in Quebec and their natural parents came into force on June 16, 2018.

After June 16, 2018, adoptees will have the right to know the identity of their biological parents, unless the latter have indicated that they refuse to be contacted.

Post Adoption Disclosure

Please contact Mouvement Retrouvailles, a non-profit organization which maintains offices in all regions of Quebec and supports those separated by adoption for more information:

You can also contact:


Centre Jeunesse de Montreal
Service de l’Adoption
1001 de Maisonneuve Est, 6e etage
Montreal, QC H2L 4R5
Tel: (514) 896-3100 or (514) 695-5251
Fax: (514) 896-3179


Batshaw Youth & Family Centre
6 Werendale
Westmount, QC H3Z 1Y6
Tel: (514) 932-7161   Fax:  514-932-3385

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
M1R 3E4    Telephone:  416-285-4344


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