The Archives will provide non-identifying information from our records to adult adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth parents, birth grandparents, birth siblings, and birth aunts/uncles.
Non-identifying information means one or more pieces of information that relate to an individual the disclosure of which, whether disclosed separately or together, will not reveal the identity of the individual.
Non-identifying information related to an adoption could include background information related to the adopted person’s birth family or adoptive family, the circumstances leading to the adoption placement, the details relating to the birth of the adopted person, the care received by the adopted person prior to adoption, the developmental progress of the adopted person, and the date of an adoption placement or adoption order.
The Archives cannot guarantee the retrieval of any specific record. These are historical records and information may be incomplete degraded, or missing. The Archives makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information that is provided.
To make a request for non-identifying information, please contact The Archives at
The United Church of Canada Archives
40 Oak Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2C6
416-231-7680 extension 1101
The Archives will require individuals making a request to provide evidence of their identity and if they are not the adopted person or the birth parent, evidence of their relationship to the adopted person. Proof of identity and/or relationship to the adopted person could include driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate, medical records including genealogical information, church records including genealogical information, obituary or death notice, and change of name document, etc.