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Ministry of Health

Adoptions

The Vital Statistics Agency has the legislative mandate to manage the Adoption Registry for British Columbia. This includes registering adoptions that occur in British Columbia and releasing adoption records to eligible individuals. By selecting an option from the Services menu on the left hand side of this page, you can find information on:

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  • Adoption Registration in British Columbia
  • Release of Adoption Records
  • Details on Disclosure Veto and No Contact Declaration

The Vital Statistics Agency has an Adoption information line that can answer questions regarding adoption registration and releasing adoption records. If you require assistance please call 250 952-9057.

Important note about Adoption Records

The Vital Statistics Agency can only release adoption records if the adoption order was made under the British Columbia Adoption Act.