Adoptive Parent or Sibling (age 18+) of an Adoptee who is deceased

Manitoba Post-Adoption Services for adoptive parents or siblings of an adoptee who is now deceased:

Register for Contact/Search for the Birth Family:

Register for contact only or contact and search services for a birth family member including:

  • The adoptee’s birth mother
  • The adoptee’s birth father
  • The adoptee’s maternal birth siblings
  • The adoptee’s paternal birth siblings

By registering for contact only, Manitoba Post Adoption Services will:

  • Notify you if a birth family member registers to have contact with you.
  • Share identifying information (full name, date of birth, and contact information) with the birth family of the deceased adoptee if they also register.
  • Facilitate a reunion by assisting both parties with establishing direct contact with each other.

By registering for contact and search services, Manitoba Post Adoption Services will

  • Search for the selected birth family member(s) if they are 18+ years of age.
  • If located the birth family member(s) will be advised of the adoptee’s passing, informed of your interest in contact and given the opportunity to register in order to have a reunion with you.

NOTE: A search can only be performed for individuals named in the Department's records. A search is not performed for any person under 18 years of age or who has filed a Veto, Contact Preference, or past refusal.


An adoptive parent or sibling of a deceased adoptee who had their adoption granted in Manitoba.

NOTE: A death certificate, obituary or funeral service card is required.

An adoptive parent or sibling of a deceased adoptee with their adoption granted outside of Manitoba, must apply for apply for services hrough the jurisdiction where the adoption was granted.


Apply Online

Apply By Mail, Email or In-Person: Download Application (PDF)

NOTE: Applicants must provide one copy of valid government-issued identification (ID).

Post-Adoption Contact Information