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New Brunswick now accepting applications for adoption information

Birth records related to adoptions are now available in New Brunswick. File/Global News

The provincial government of New Brunswick says it’s ready to help those looking for information regarding adoption — including access to birth records.

The province says that, starting on April 1, adult adoptees, birth parents and adult children of a deceased adoptee or birth parents are now able to apply for access to the information once they turn 19.

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“I think making this information available really shows how much attitudes around adoption have changed,” said Minister of Families and Children Stephen Horsman in a press release.

“There are many people who have a strong interest in learning about their biological relatives.”

To apply for the information, people must complete a form from the department of social development and submit it to Post Adoption Disclosure Services.

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For adoptions that took place before April 1, identifying information will be made available unless a disclosure veto has been filed by the adoptee or the parent.

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Any adoption that occurred after April 1, 2018,  may have information made available once the the adoptee turns 19.

New Brunswick says it has access to more than 100 years of provincial adoption records.

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