The government of Saskatchewan is making it easier for adopted adults to search for information on their birth families.
The changes will affect adult adoptees, birth parents of adoptees, adult children of a deceased adult adoptees and adult children of a deceased birth parent whose child was placed for adoption.
Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer says it’s important for people to feel connected to their family history.
“For the connection to culture and family. We’re hearing more and more that it’s important to individuals that have been adopted.”
Adult adoptees and birth parents are able to put forward a veto to prevent the release of their identifying information.
The changes will come into effect in January 2017.