sealed adoption records.

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This is my favourite picture of Grandma and Grandpa Johnson.  They look so happy.

 

We can’t access her records.

All that we know is that Grandma Johnson was born in Montreal and adopted by the Blakemores.  Dad has always wanted to know more about his mom.

In 2009, I remember calling the Children’s Hospital in Montreal and sending a letter with a copy of her birth certificate.  I was told that the records were closed at the time. Adopted children were unable to access their adoption information in Quebec.

Almost 10 years later, every now and then I still go online and Google, “adoption records in Quebec open?”  Today, I learned something new…

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I still don’t think I’ll have much luck.  As far as we know, Grandma didn’t have biological siblings and I’m not sure if they will release information to my Dad.  I’m still going to try though.

I need to find her birth certificate and information again.  I’ll let you know if I make any progress.