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As of January 1 , 2017, changes have been made to the release of an adult adoptee’s birth registration that affects:
For adoptions granted before January 1, 2017, adult adoptees and birth parents can:
The Saskatchewan Post-Adoption Registry maintains provincial records for those adoptions that occurred in Saskatchewan. For information on eligibility and services, see Guide to Post-Adoption Services.
Birth parents and adult adoptees are able to place a veto, which will prevent the release of their identifying information on the adult adoptee's birth registration. A veto can only be placed on adoptions that occurred prior to January 1, 2017.
A veto may be removed at any time by the person who placed it, or it expires upon their death.
Birth parents and adult adoptees may file a contact preference. This allows them to place limits on contact from the other person; however, it will not prevent the release of their identifying information on the adult adoptee's birth registration. Options for contact may include email or phone, or no contact at all.
Contact preferences apply regardless of when an adoption occurs, but if an adoption occurred prior to January 1, 2017, birth parents and adult adoptees have the option to place a veto instead – you cannot place both.
A contact preference can be amended or removed at any time by the person who placed it or it expires upon their death:
For further information on eligibility and what services you are able to apply for, see the attached Post-Adoption Services in Saskatchewan.
Gather the documents required for your service application.
You will need a photocopy of one of the following documents to request post-adoption services:
If you are the adult child of a deceased adult adoptee or the adult child of a deceased birth parent whose child was placed for adoption, you require identification as well as proof of death. Proof of death may include a copy of:
Complete and print the appropriate service application form online and submit your completed application form to:
If you are an:
Request post-adoption services using the correct form for your situation.
Contact the Post-Adoption Registry in Saskatchewan, for more information:
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