Access adoption records

There are many reasons why you might want to apply to access Yukon adoption records.

Many adopted people want to know about their biological origins and cultural heritage. Birth parents may also want information about the health and well-being of their children who were adopted. Adopted people and birth parents sometimes want to meet.

Are you able to apply for your adoption records?

You can apply to receive Yukon adoption records if:

  • you're an adoptee over the age of 19; or
  • you're a birth parent whose child is over the age of 19.

What records are available?

For adoptees

If you were born and adopted in Yukon you'll receive a copy of your:

  • original birth registration in your birth name, including the names of any birth parents on record; and
  • adoption order.

If you were not born in Yukon, but were adopted in Yukon you'll receive:

  • a copy of the adoption order.

If a disclosure veto or a no-contact declaration was filed then we cannot provide these records.

For birth parents

If you're a birth parent of a person born and adopted in Yukon you'll receive a copy of the:

  • adopted person’s original birth registration;
  • adopted person’s birth registration following adoption, including any change of name following the adoption; and
  • adoption order.

Before any adoption record is released to a birth parent

All identifying information about the adoptive parents is deleted to protect their right to privacy.

What does it cost?

There is no cost to apply for these records.

How to apply

  1. Print and fill in this application form in full. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  2. Attach a photocopy of your birth certificate or driver's licence to the form.
  3. Submit the completed form and identification.
    Fax: 867-393-6204

    In person:
    Suite 401, 4114 4th Avenue (the Royal Bank building) in Whitehorse. Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Government of Yukon
    Family and Children’s Services, Adoption Disclosures (H–10)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

For questions about adoption records, phone 867-667-5071, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5071.