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Birth mother's, Birth Family and Siblings may APPLY for non-identifying information

Ministry of Community & Social Services
2 Bloor Street West, 24th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M7A 1E9
Phone: (416) 327-4730
Fax: (416) 327-0573

This is a social history profile about your birth family and the circumstances leading to your adoption. You are entitled to this information under Ontario's Child & Family Services Act. If your adoption was handled through a Children's Aid Society, you must apply to that agency. If handled by the Catholic Children's Aid Society, you must apply to:

Catholic Children's Aid Society
26 Maitland St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4Y 1C6
Phone: (416) 395-1650
Fax: (416) 395-1616

If it was handled privately, this is, through a doctor or lawyer, apply directly to the Ministry (see numbers above). If you do not know who handled your adoption, you may ask your adoptive parents or other family members, or you can contact the Ministry (see numbers above) and ask.

Non-identifying information should contain the following:
*birth details that relate to the adoptee
*care of the adoptee prior to the placement
*date of placement
*date of the adoption order
*description of the adopting family: approximate ages, levels of education
*physical characteristics, hobbies, ethnic origin and
*fields of employment.
*name of placement agency and follow-up

Please note that most agencies have extensive waiting lists for the provision of Non-Identifying history, but this information is invaluable when conducting a search, so apply as soon as possible.

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