Looking for your birth family? Looking for your child you placed for adoption? You have come to the right place. For those who live in Canada, you will find information on at least three adoption registries that are specific to Canada.
- Free Canada Adoption/Family Search and Reunion is a closed group on the social media site, Facebook. According to their about section, this group is only for Canadian adoptees and their birth families to find each other. They currently have 7,898 members in their group. In order to join this group, you will need to click the join group button which will bring you to three questions that you must answer in order to be accepted into the group. The questions are: Are you an adoptee in a search or are you searching for an adoptee, Do you intend to sell anything, and did you read the pinned post at the top of the page? Once you answer these three questions, you will have to wait for an administrator to approve your request. To find this group go to this Facebook page.
- Parent Finders Ottawa is a nonprofit organization that is part of the Parent Finders of Canada network. They are volunteers that provide information and support to help reunite families separated by adoption. Their services include registering people in their matching database and educating people on their legal rights under provincial laws. Check out their website here.
- Mouvement Retrouvailles is a nonprofit organization with over 13,000 members. They have four main objectives which are: to ensure that the rights of both adoptees and non-adopted persons, as well as those of the birth and adoptive parents, are respected, to increase awareness for adoption-related issues in the public at large, to do away with the taboos surrounding adoption, and to provide support to people who are experiencing difficulties before, during, or after their search for a birth parent or child placed for adoption. You can visit them at their website here.