I’m adopted. Can I find out about my birth parents?

3. Add your name to the adoption disclosure register

Another way to find your birth parents is to add your name to the adoption disclosure register. If your birth parents, grandparents or siblings also put their names on the register, you may be matched. 

There is no fee to add your name to the Adoption Disclosure Register.

To put your name on the register you must fill out a form called an Application to be Named on the Adoption Disclosure Register. It is also called form 3093E.

For help filling out the application form, look at the Guide to Completing an Application to be Named on the Adoption Disclosure Register.

You have to provide as much information as you can about yourself both before and after your adoption.

It can take months or even years to be matched. Your birth parents might never put their names on the register. 

To update your information or withdraw from the adoption disclosure registry you have to fill out a form called an Application to Update Information or Remove Name from the Adoption Disclosure Register.

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