Adoption

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In Canada, adoption comes under provincial or territorial jurisdiction. The following sites will give you much of the information that you might want to find about Adoption in your province.

Intercountry Adoptions

http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/immigrate/adoption/index.asp Immigration Canada

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/adoption/internationaladoption.aspx for agency to go through for certain countries from Ontario

http://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en.html (another useful site)

Inter-country adoption (also called international adoption) is a process that recognizes an individual or couple as the legal and permanent parent(s) of a child from another country. An inter-country adoption complies with the laws of both the sending and receiving countries.
For all inter-country adoptions, you must complete two separate processes:

  1. The adoption process; and
  2. The immigration or citizenship process.

In Canada, adoption comes under provincial or territorial jurisdiction. To be eligible to adopt a child, you must meet the adoption requirements of:

Resources & Bibliography

Books

Patricia Irwin Johnston Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families Kindle Version

General Sites

http://www.adoption.ca/ The Adoption Council of Canada is your definitive source for information and links to current provincial guidelines. Website of Adoption Counsel of Canada
https://www.adoption.on.ca/ Ontario Adoption Council excellent site for information on adoption and newsletters
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/community/records/index.aspx searching for adoption records in Ontario
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/documents/en/mcss/community/AdoptionDisclosure_Provisions_en.pd http://www.perspectivespress.com/

RootsWeb's Guide toTracing Family Trees rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/lesson31.htmhttp://www.researchetcinc.com/home.html

Secrecy and the Right to Know

Cheskes et al versus Ontario (Attorney General)

DNA

Richard Hill story in Finding Family My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA, $9.99 Canadian Kindle Edition Introduction to story in videos found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjIzFkflY0s&list=UUFkqeghL512WlhDqel9rP5w

Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing Kindle Edition, CDN$ $1.10 from amazon or go on http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/  and get it free by subscribing to an newsletter

Three DNA Companies to look into

  1. https://www.familytreedna.com/ $100 (Most international of three)
  2. https://www.23andme.com/en-ca/   $200
  3. http://dna.ancestry.com/ $100

May not be available yet in Canada

http://DNAAdoption.com

What DNA Test Should I Take?
http://dnaadoption.com/index.php?page=what-dna-test-should-i-take

See also http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com

Another good book: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, Tracing Your Roots with DNA Using Genetic Tests to Explore your Family Tree

Orphans

http://www.dcs.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/homeadd.html Young Immigrants to Canada
http://canadianbritishhomechildren.weebly.com/  Canadian British Home Children
http://www.dcs.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/children/Organizations/raggedschools.html Ragged Schools
http://orphantraindepot.org/ Orphan Train
http://www.researchetcinc.com/

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/community/records/index.aspx searching for adoption records in Ontario

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/statutes/english/2008/elaws_src_s08005_e.htm

http://www.originscanada.org/ - There are many volunteer searchers across Canada, both independent and belonging to volunteer organizations such as Origins Canada and Parent Finders. If you wish to contact a search-angel, join these organizations and it’s possible that someone can help you.

Interacial Adoptions

The Sixties Scoop: http://www.originscanada.org/aboriginal-resources/the-stolen-generation/

The Law

Constition

Ontario Statues

Children