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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Canadian Vital Statistics Records Part 2  by by Sharon L. Murphy. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).


Québec Adoption Search Québec does not have a central registry for the entire province. Instead, adoptees and birth parents must go to the original Agency that handled the adoption. These agencies are called Centres Jeunesses (Youth Centres) and are in towns and cities in Québec. A contact list is included.

The Montréal Centres Jeunesses—Baths Family Services—holds the majority of adoption records for English speaking adoptees and should be checked first if this fits your criteria. You will need to determine where the family that adopted the child lived at the time of the adoption to determine the correct Centre Jeunesse.

In 1984 the legislation changed allowing both the adoptee and the birth parents to register for a search. The adoptee must be 14 years of age to begin a search and the birth parents cannot search for their child until the child is 18 years of age.

The fee for this service is $450 with $150 going towards the search itself and the remaining $300 for counseling. This counseling is very specific to expectations and concerns of the parties involved. If the search does not end in a reunion then the applicant receives a refund.

There is no cost for the non-identifying information and both adoptee and birth parents receive this information. The Adoption Order is not given out and searches for siblings and grandparents are not undertaken.

If adoptees and birth parents do find each other on their own it is suggested that they could both contact the Centre Jeunesse to have their information confirmed just in case an error has been made.

Responsables des Services Adoption des Centres Jeunesse du Québec Service adoption—Centre jeunesse du Bas-Saint-Laurent 287, rue Pierre Saindon 3e étage, Case postal 3500 Rimouski, Québec G5L 8V5 Téléphone: 418-723-1255 Website: http://www.centrejeunessebsl.com/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 1109, avenue Bégin Chicoutimi, Québec G7H 4P1 Téléphone: 418-549-4853 Website: http://www.cjsaglac.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de Québec 2915 avenue du Bourg-Royal Beauport, Québec G1C 3S2 Téléphone: 418-661-6951 Website: http://www.centrejeunessedequebec.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec 1455 boulevard du Carmel Trois-Rivières, Québec G8Z 3R7 Téléphone: 819-378-5481 Website: http://www.cjmcq.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de l’Estrie 594, boulevard Queen Victoria Sherbrooke, Québec J1H 3R7 Téléphone: 819-564-7100 Website: http://www.cjestrie.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de Montréal 4675, rue Bélanger Montréal, Québec H1T 1C2 Téléphone: 514-593-3979 Website: http://www.centrejeunessedemontreal.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centres de la jeunesse et de la famille Batshaw 5, rue Weredale Park Westmount, Québec H3Z 1Y5 Téléphone: 514-989-1885 Website: http://www.batshaw.com/

Service adoption—Centres jeunesse de l’Outaouais 105 rue Sacré-Coeur Hull, Québec J8X 1C5 Téléphone: 819-771-6631 Website: http://www.cjoutaouais.qc.ca/


Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue 700, boulevard Forest Val-d'Or, Québec J9P 2L3 Téléphone: 819-825-0002 Website: http://www.cjat.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse Côte-Nord 835 boulevard Jolliet Baie-Comeau, Québec G5C 1P5 Téléphone: 418-589-9927 Website: http://www.cprcn.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse Gaspésie/Les-Îles 205 boulevard York ouest, bureau 100 Gaspé, Québec G4X 2V7 Téléphone: 418-368-1803 Website: http://www.cjgaspesielesiles.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse Chaudière-Appalaches 100 Mgr Ignace-Bourget, bureau 300 Lévis, Québec G6V 2Y9 Téléphone: 418-837-9331 Website: http://www.cj12.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de Laval 308 boulevard Cartier Ouest Laval, Québec H7N 2J2 Téléphone: 450-975-4150 Website: http://www.centrejeunessedelaval.ca/

Service adoption—Centres jeunesse de Lanaudière 260 rue Lavaltrie Sud Joliette, Québec J6E 5X7 Téléphone: 450-756-4555 Website: http://www.centresjeunessedelanaudiere.qc.ca/

Service adoption—Centre jeunesse des Laurentides 500 boulevard des Laurentides, bureau 241 St. Antoine, Québec J7Z 4M2 Téléphone: 450-436-7607 Website: http://www.cjlaurentides.qc.ca/


Service adoption—Centre jeunesse de la Montérégie 575, rue Adoncour Longueuil, Québec J4G 2M6 Téléphone: 450-928-5125 Website: http://www.centrejeunessemonteregie.qc.ca/

Cree Social Services—CSS Cri Hôpital Chisasibi C.P. 360, Chisasibi Chisasibi, Baie James, Québec J0M 1E0 Téléphone: 819-855-2844



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