Records, Registry, and Connections

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Children's Services

Search Agency Service

Provides services to individuals and families involved in adoptions granted in the province of Alberta, as well as services to individuals who were formerly in the care of Children's Services.

Service provides:

  • services for adoptions granted in the province of Alberta


  • reunion services for adult adoptees (descendants) and birth family members who have registered for voluntary contact (provides facilitation and support throughout the reunification process)
  • access to foster care records
  • facilitates exchange of non-identifying information between adoptive parents and birth families
  • arrange the sharing of hereditary disease and genetic health information
  • provides assistance to adopted persons seeking Registered Status under the Indian Act or Citizenship with Metis Nation of Alberta
  • offers information about adult adoption
  • release of identifying adoption documents to adult adoptees, birth parents, and siblings from the sealed court records unless a Disclosure Veto prohibits the registry from releasing the individual's identifying information

Also provides information from child intervention records to individuals who were formerly in Children's Services care.

Yes, Service targeted to:
  • adult adopted persons
  • birth parents
  • adoptive parents
  • birth siblings
  • descendants of a deceased adopted person
  • extended birth family members
  • band members
  • individuals who were formerly in the care of Children’s Services
  • or adoptees 16 to 18 years who are living independantly
Provides services to individuals only for adoptions granted in the province of Alberta.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • applications available on website
  • or by calling the office

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary. The waiting period may take several months.

Toll Free
310-0000 then 780-427-6387
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
Last Verified On
November 3, 2022
9940 106 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 2N2
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Hours of Operation
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
08:15 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.