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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ontario to Vote on Adoption Records Bill

TORONTO -- A controversial bill to open up adoption records in Ontario could go to a final vote as early as today (Wednesday), but it won't be enacted for at least another 18 months if it passes. The law would open up adoption records, making it easier for adoptees and birth parents to find one another. Adoption records have been sealed in Ontario since 1927. Adult adoptees would be able to access their original birth certificate, which could include the names of their birth parents. Birth parents, meanwhile, would be able to see the birth certificate and current name of the child they gave up for adoption.  Source.  Canadian Press, For more information, please click here (last visited October 25, 2005, reo).

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