Psychosocial support to help you through the process

You have been adopted and you wish to know the identity of your biological parents? You would like to meet them?

The Direction of Youth Protection offers to individuals of all ages :

  • Support in researching the socio-biological background of adopted persons;
  • Psychosocial support to prepare for and carry out the reunion, if it takes place.

The process respects at all times the anonymity of the biological parents, the adopted person and his or her adoptive parents. To break this anonymity, the parties involved must give their consent.

Who can apply?

The following persons may file a request for a sociobiological history and reunion:

  • The adoptee 14 years of age or older;
  • Adoptees who have reached the age of majority;
  • An adoptee under the age of 14 with the consent of the adoptive parents;
  • The biological parent of an adopted child of age, as stipulated in article 583 of the Civil Code of Quebec.
  • The person who was entrusted for adoption but who was not adopted may also submit a similar application using the same form.


The applicant first receives a summary of the sociobiological history contained in the adoption file. This document respects the anonymity of the biological parents, the adopted person and the adoptive parents.

If the other party has not come forward, the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale will take steps to locate them. This search is done using the identity information in the adoption file. Once notified of the request, the parent or child is free to accept or refuse to identify themselves. 

Contact between an adopted or non-adopted child and his or her birth parents can be made when each party involved agrees.

To file a history and reunion application, complete this form to be mailed with the required proof of identity.

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Direction of Youth Protection

2915, avenue du Bourg-Royal

Québec (Québec)  G1C 3S2 

Phone :   418 661-6951

Toll-free : 1 800 463-4834